The investigation of critical noise sources on pass-by noise tests is demanding development of the current techniques in order to locate and quantify these sources. One recent approach is to use beamforming techniques to this purpose. The phased array information can be processed using several methods, for example, conventional delay-and-sum algorithms, deconvolution based algorithms, such as DAMAS, and more recently, the generalized inverse beamforming. This later method, presents the advantage of separating coherent sources with better dynamic range than conventional beamforming. Also, recent developments, such as Iteratively Re-Weigthing Least Squares, increases the localization accuracy allowing it to be used in a challenging problem as a fast moving source detection, a non-stationary condition. The work will raise the main advantages and disadvantages on this method using a practical case, a passenger vehicle pass-by test.