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.

2019-8-15     TC-AA Web Meeting 8/14/19 Minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from web meeting held on 8/14/19

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 
 Dan Field  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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