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What’s Next for Automotive Audio in a Disruptive Mobility World?

2021 AES International Conference on Automotive Audio Set for Detroit – June 23-25, 2021


Call For Contributions Now Open


DETROIT, Sept 15, 2020 – Since the first car radio was introduced in the 1930s, automotive audio has changed dramatically.  What began with a single, standard mono loudspeaker patchworked into the car dashboard has transformed into a true multi-channel playback system, fully integrated into the vehicle cabin and custom-tuned for specific car models. In fact, some of the most advanced audio and acoustic technologies available today are found within a vehicle.

Similarly, over the last few years, the role of audio in the automotive industry has undergone a significant evolution. Beyond providing a good listening experience, automotive sound systems and technologies are now used in external sound design, noise management, and in-vehicle communications solutions.

And in parallel, the automotive industry is moving in exciting directions, blazing new trails in transportation and mobility. This time of disruptive change for both the audio and automotive industries begs the question: “What’s Next?”

From June 23-25, Audio Engineering Society members will come together in the Motor City to address just that.  Leading engineers will share their ideas around the science and practice of automotive audio, with a focus on state-of-the-art technologies, new scientific disciplines, and complimentary fields that are shaping this next new phase of the industry.

 “Macro trends in transportation like connected cars, autonomous and electric vehicles, ride sharing, and evolving ownership models are having a profound effect on the way we think about sound in and around vehicles,” notes Conference Chair Roger Shively, Co-founder and Principal of JJR Acoustics.  “There has never been a more exciting time to be in the field, and with our 2021 Conference on Automotive Audio we look forward to connecting current and future industry innovators to explore what’s next.”

The Conference Committee has opened the Call for Contributions.  Topics and submission guidelines can be found on the AES website, along with full conference details (as they are solidified), registration information, and more.

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Sep 15, 2020  · Dawn Geary  · Conference Information

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