Identification and characterization of powertrain sound quality attributes

N.C. Otto, B.J. Feng

Abstract


A method for measuring customer impressions of powertrain sounds is presented. Using this method, vehicle owners can readily evaluate numerous engine sound quality attributes for a variety of vehicle segments. In addition, attribute contributions to preference can be measured and differences between segments identified.

Keywords


Acoustic noise; Acoustic waves; Automobiles; Gears; Ground vehicles; Powertrain sounds

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