Sophisticated automotive acoustics have become a part of the driver and passenger experience in vehicles, and these features are increasingly more software-defined than ever before.

The powerful tool lets automotive design engineers test, tweak and validate sound designs for an optimized experience. Source: blog.blackberry.comThe powerful tool lets automotive design engineers test, tweak and validate sound designs for an optimized experience. Source: blog.blackberry.com

People want to talk amongst each other in the car without excessive road noise. Drivers want their voice recognition system to work and perform reliably. They expect a quality audio experience when they turn on their infotainment system. And they need alerts and chimes to keep themselves, their passengers and pedestrians around the vehicle safe.

The QNX LiveAMP is a graphical tool designed for bench testing of in-car acoustics on a Windows desktop. Part of LiveAMP, this powerful tool lets automotive design engineers test, tweak and validate sound designs prior to deployment, using recorded or simulated vehicle data. Its unique and intuitive signal flow graphical user interface enables designers to make real-time and interactive adjustments to audio profiles and system parameters.

Initially presented at the 2021 Society of Automotive Engineers Noise and Vibration Conference, this video looks at the process of designing and tuning sound for vehicles, and includes a live demo of the QNX LiveAMP tuning, analysis and diagnostic tool.

The demo offers a look into the beginnings of the platform. Read the full story and find part two of the breakdown.

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