Active noise cancelling is something that few cars have, and those that do are usually in the more luxurious side of the spectrum, and therefore out of the general reach of the majority of people. However, now, anybody can theoretically enjoy the benefits of the technology, via a chip that has just been launched on the market from Bose.
It’s a “a software solution integrated on a chip from NXP Semiconductors N.V” that works on any sound system, regardless of it being a Bose unit or not.
The way it works is by picking up sounds from inside the cabin, via specially placed microphones, then emitting the exact opposite of the sounds they pick up, therefore giving the impression of quietness (by making more anti-noise – it’s the negative torque of sound…).
We’re curious to see how well it works once actual people get their hands on it, and try it out in their average car that isn’t a luxury one.
Do also check out the videos posted below, which show how such arrays work.
By Andrei NedeleaStory References: Bose via Autoblog-com