AES Technical Committee

Automotive Audio

Chair:    Alfred Svobodnik      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Pat Dennis      Send Email

The Mission of this committee is to:

- Encourage the development of technical papers workshops, tutorials, master classes and poster sessions in the field of automotive audio

- Promote awareness of new trends and developments that may impact Automotive audio

- Encourage technical communications within the vehicular audio community

- Propose the development of new automotive audio standards

- Create an awareness within the larger audio community of the engineering challenges and excellence of premium vehicular audio

- Discuss unique applications of audio transducers into the automotive environment


Areas of Concentration

- Automotive Transducers

- Vehicular System Design

- Objective System Evaluation

- Subjective System Evaluation

- New Audio Sources and Music Delivery Systems

- Automotive Mulitchannel Sound and 3D

- Noise production and cancellation

- Amplifiers

- Loudness

- Advanced DSP

- Industrial Design

- Loudspeaker Integration/Packaging

- Vehicle Sound Design

- Sound Field Control

Current Areas Of Work

- Max SPL

- Automotive loudspeaker measurements

- Common best practice

Recent/Planned Activities

Recent Activity:

145th AES International Convention in New York, NY: Meeting of the AES Technical Committee for Automotive Audio.

Planned Activity:

146th AES International Convention Dublin, Ireland: Meeting of the AES Technical Committee for Automotive Audio (March 20 - 23, exact date/time TBD).

AES 2019 International Conference on Automotive Audio in Neuburg an der Donau, near Munich, Germany, Sept 11- 13, 2019. See AES Events page for more details.

Automotive Audio Trends

1. Increasing signal processing requirements for diverse audio features is driving increased computational demand

2. Higher on-board bandwidth requirements require new data transfer technologies (Ethernet, AVB)

3. Changes in amplifier/DSP hardware architecture due to increased software demand (e.g. multi-CPU)

4. Microphone arrays

5. Immersive/3D audio

6. Motorcycle/off-road premium/branded audio

7. Class-D amplifiers and head-units

8. High-efficiency systems

9. Power/performance classification for engineering and marketing (see also AES2 2012 release)

10. Sound zones

11. ANC/Sound design



Meeting Report:

These documents do not necessarily express the official position of the AES on the issues discussed at these meetings, and only represent the views of committee members participating in the discussion. Any unauthorized use of these publications is prohibited. Authorization must be obtained from the Executive Director of the AES: Email, Tel: +1 212 661 8528, Address: 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225, New York, New York 10176, USA.

2019-5-8     TC-AA Web Meeting 5/8/19 minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from web meeting held on 5/8/19

2019-3-21     TC-AA Meeting/Web Meeting Dublin, Ireland 3/21/19
Description: Meeting minutes from meeting/Web meeting held on 3/21/19 at AES Convention in Dublin, Ireland

2019-2-13     TC-AA Web Meeting 2/13/19 Minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from web meeting held on 2/13/19

2019-1-3     TC-AA Web Meeting 12/12/18 Minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from web meeting held on 12/12/18


Technical Report:

2019-4-11     AES 146th Dublin - Impact and Audibility of Distortion in Auto Audio - J. Schlechter
Description: Presentation during Workshop - Impact and Audibility of Distortion in Automotive Audio System by Joachim Schlechter

2019-4-11     AES 146th Dublin - Impact and Audibility of Distortion in Auto Audio - R. Kassier
Description: Presentation during Workshop - Impact and Audibility of Distortion in Automotive Audio System by Rafael Kassier

2019-4-11     AES 146th Dublin - Impact and Audibility of Distortion in Auto Audio - S. Temme
Description: Presentation during Workshop - Impact and Audibility of Distortion in Automotive Audio System by Steve Temme

2019-4-11     AES 146th Dublin - Impact and Audibility of Distortion in Auto Audio - R. Shively
Description: Presentation during Workshop - Impact and Audibility of Distortion in Automotive Audio System by Roger Shively


Committee Members

 Robert Schulein  David Clark  Laurie Fincham 
 W.A. Deutsch  Marshall Buck  Jim Hunter 
 Peter Mapp  Earl Geddes  Floyd Toole 
 Eric Benjamin  Alan Phillips  Jonathan Lane 
 Matt Ruhlen  Martin Lindsay  John Stewart 
 Soren Bech  Mark Ziemba  Kim Rishoej 
 Spiro Iraclianos  Sean Olive  David Carlstrom 
 Steve Temme  Karlheinz Brandenburg  Jim Stratman 
 Thomas Gmeiner  Jayant Datta  Roger Shively 
 Ed Maniet  Todd Welti  Steve Hutt 
 Roy Delgado  Ruediger Fleischer  Tom Conlin 
 Scott Orth  Kevin Heber  Jyri Huopaniemi 
 Guy A. Torio  Thomas Sporer  Robert Sloan 
 Angelo Farina  Arndt Hensgens  Matthew Watson 
 Jan Pedersen  Sean Thomson  Brett Hanes 
 John Busenitz  Wolfgang Klippel  Mike Harris 
 Kevin Bastyr  Ryan Mihelich  Natanya Ford 
 Emanuele Ugolotti  Dave Baehr  Tyrone Hunter 
 Geoff Hill  Garry Feeley  Brian Sterling 
 Michael Noll  Hans Lahti  Michael Truman 
 Timo Esser  Michael J. Strauss  Robert Franks 
 Wolfgang Hess  Richard S Stroud  Christian Tasch 
 William L Martens  Kenneth Deetz  Dave Wilson 
 Robert Hartman  Christof Faller  John Yungman 
 Bradley Eid  Tim Richardson  Alan Trevena 
 Wontak Kim  Stel Anthony  Kelvin Griffiths 
 Jean-Philippe Dupire  Shinji Koyano  Krestian Pedersen 
 Toby Newman  Viv Railton  George Weaver 
 Kristina Busenitz  Philipp Krejci  Matthias von Saint-George 
 Morten Lydolf  Jon Zenor  Phil Simpkins 
 Josh King  Andrew Goeppner  Brent Karley 
 Volker Hochwald  Jason Kemmerer  Brian Knauss 
 Roger Kessler  Tobias Warmbrunn  Soonkwon Paik 
 Tom Ammermann  Jay Krusac  Timothy Jackson 
 Jeff Koch  Jonathan Pierce  Mae Nutley 
 Vitor Soares  Tyler Walker  Peter Primo 
 Peter Perzlmaier  Matt Jones  Armin Hoh 
 Niyati Desai  Patrick James Hegarty  Christopher Matthews 
 Pat Dennis  Daniel Foley  Tadeo Spraggon-Hernandez 
 Stefan Varga  Luke Blaszczynski  Christophe Macours 
 Armin Prommersberger  Shinichi Sato  Marcin Kalinowski 
 Pietro Massini  Stefan Holzhäuser  Hans Juergen Regl 
 Alfred Svobodnik  Chen Chienhao  Rafael Kassier 
 Paul Beckmann  Florian Rill  Piergiovanni Bazzana 
 Jeff Tackett  Benedetto Altieri  Hessam Alavi 
 Thomas Beer  Arnold Knott  Christian Uhle 
 Renato Yamane  Jigar Kapadia  Toni Treichel 
 Sachin Karajagi  Tom Morrow  Kai Inha 
 Toy Zhang  Fré Jorritsma  Timo Fischer 
 Lena Schell-Majoor  Jakub Honkisz  Garrett Laskowski 
 Martin Berg  Michael Adenauer  Peter Pörs 
 Andrew Manns  Balazs Kakonyi  Wolfram Jaehn 
 Tom Heed  Shinkyu Kang  Hebert Etzel 
 Seno Adi Wibowo  Sandra Brix  Glenn Cass 
 Jungwoo Han  Steffen Bergweiler  Stefan Behr 
 Simon Woolard  Juliano Medeiros  Tom Breithaupt 
 Stefan Irrgang  Dave Ernst  Christian Schmidberger 
 Nazrizal A. Tajuddin  David Navone  Jeff Bailey 
 Mo Yeol Kim  Siegmund Schreiber  Christopher Herold 
 Frederico Conte  K. C. Furge  Patrick Putzolu 
 Deersheet Mehta  Steve Swanson  john Feng 
 Ken Kantor  Gregor Höhne  Andreas Suess 
 Rishi Daftuar  Dirk Thomschke  Joe D'Angelo 
 Markus Christoph  Jonathan Christian  Mark Kalman 
 Oliver Alic  Edgar Kirk  Jurgen Gach 
 Neil Pedinoff  Carsten Schulz  Marco Castro 
 Nigel Fletcher  Andreas Fritsch  Robert Hewitt 
 Richard Clark  Imre Csonka  Kyangsil Lim 
 Stan Smith  Steve Hoshaw  Raymond Seymour 
 Lin Lin  Gerhard Pfaffinger  Jung Uk Noh 
 Thomas Bachmann  Bernard Fox  Brian Leu 
 Barry Moskowitz  Gregory Sikora  Thomas Guignard 
 Bartlomiej Kukulski  Francesco Baccelli  Wesam Ishaq 
 Viktor Dobos  Stefan Dorr  Matteo Nucci 
 Manuel Perucci  Maja Gagic  Joachim Schlechter 
 Philipp Paul Klose  Dilip Warrier  Tyler Kent 
 Laurent Gagliardini 

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