Park, D., Jo, E., Hong, S., and Csakan, M., "Development of Personalized Engine Sound System using Active Sound Design Technology," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 8(3):862-867, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-2216.
An important trend among vehicle NVH engineers is the production of attractive engine acceleration sound quality for the enhancement of a vehicle's image and performance. In addition, customers have increasing interest and enjoyment in customizing their cars to reflect their personal taste and preferences.The PESS (Personalized Engine Sound System) has been developed for making a unique and individually customizable vehicle concept. The system allows the customers an opportunity to create a variety of engine sounds in a single vehicle using active sound design technology.In this system, three different engine sound concepts are pre-defined, Dynamic, Sporty, and Extreme. Each of the engine sounds can then be adjusted with parameters that determine the timbre, such as main order, rumble, and high order. In addition, the pedal position during acceleration has also been used as a parameter to further personalize the experience. An application in the Audio-Video Navigation system (AVN) has been implemented that allows users to easily customize these functions.It is expected that the system will provide a new auditory experience as well as an enhancement to the marketability of a vehicle.