New car concepts in the automotive industry focus on the experience of the interior. This development is being driven by current megatrends, such as autonomous driving. While the car takes control of what happens on the road, there is more time for work, entertainment or relaxation. At the same time, the driver must be able to take over the driving task again at any time in critical situations. This increases the demands on comfort and safety, and the interaction between car and driver is becoming more and more important. Whereas visual communication has been the focus of developments to date, the use of acoustic interaction offers new possibilities for designing a comfortable, safe and intuitive driving experience.
With SpatialSound Wave, Fraunhofer IDMT offers a 3D audio technology that includes solutions for entertainment, driving experience, driving safety, communication, and human-machine interaction. As central audio platform in the car, SpatialSound Wave also enables holistic sound management in the car and thus offers a uniform platform for controlling all systems and components with audio functions installed in the car – completely without pre-production.