AES Technical Committee

Automotive Audio

Chair:    Roger Shively      Send Email
Chair:    Greg Sikora      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Raf Kassier      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

Planned Activity:

AES 148th Vienna May 25-28, 2020

http://www.aes.org/events/148/

Automotive Workshop: It's all about the Bass

Recent Activity:

AES 2019 International Conference on Automotive Audio in Neuburg an der Donau, near Munich, Germany, Sept 11- 13, 2019.

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, A2B)

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

3a) Audio Algorithms are being integrated in hte Cockpit Domain Controllers (formerly "head units" or a combination of remote amp and HMI)

4. Microphone arrays

5. Immersive/3D audio

6. Motorcycle/off-road premium/branded audio

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

7a) Real Efficiency (dB/current) & perceived loudness

8. Sound zones

9. In-Car Communications (ICC)

10. ANC/Sound design/Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems (AVAS)


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.

2020-10-30     TC-AA Web Meeting During 149th Online Convention held on 10/27/20
Description: Meeting minutes from web meeting during 149th online convention 10/27/20

2020-9-3     TC-AA Web Meeting 8/25/20 Minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from web meeting held on 8/25/20

2020-6-10     TC-AA Web Meeting 6/5/20 Minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from web meeting held on 6/5/20

2020-4-17     TC-AA Web Meeting 4/16/20 Minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from web meeting held on 4/16/20

2020-2-18     TC-AA Web Meeting 2/18/20 Minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from web meeting held on 2/18/20

2019-12-20     TC-AA Web Meeting 12/17/19 Minutes
Description: Meeting Minutes from web meeting held on 12/17/19

2019-10-25     TC-AA NY 147th Meeting 10/18/19 Minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from NY 147th Convention meeting held on 10/18/19

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

 Laurie Fincham  W.A. Deutsch  Marshall Buck 
 Dan Field  Peter Mapp  Earl Geddes 
 Eric Benjamin  Alan Phillips  Jonathan Lane 
 Matt Ruhlen  Martin Lindsay  John Stewart 
 Soren Bech  Sergio Liberman  Mark Ziemba 
 Kim Rishoej  Sean Olive  Steve Temme 
 Karlheinz Brandenburg  Conrad Cooke  Jim Stratman 
 Thomas Gmeiner  Jayant Datta  Roger Shively 
 Ed Maniet  Todd Welti  Steve Hutt 
 Roy Delgado  Ruediger Fleischer  Scott Orth 
 Kevin Heber  Jyri Huopaniemi  Guy A. Torio 
 Thomas Sporer  Angelo Farina  Heiko Henkelmann 
 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 
 Brian Sterling  Hans Lahti  Michael Truman 
 Timo Esser  Michael J. Strauss  Robert Franks 
 Wolfgang Hess  Richard S Stroud  William L Martens 
 Kenneth Deetz  Dave Wilson  Robert Hartman 
 Christof Faller  John Yungman  Bradley Eid 
 Alan Trevena  Wontak Kim  Andreas Ehret 
 Alexandre Fenieres  Kelvin Griffiths  Jean-Philippe Dupire 
 Krestian Pedersen  Toby Newman  Viv Railton 
 George Weaver  Philipp Krejci  Matthias von Saint-George 
 Morten Lydolf  Jon Zenor  Phil Simpkins 
 Josh King  Jeff Vautin  Andrew Goeppner 
 Brent Karley  Volker Hochwald  Jason Kemmerer 
 Roger Kessler  Soonkwon Paik  Reinhard Gretzki 
 Jay Krusac  Jeff Koch  Jonathan Pierce 
 Christian Hoene  Tyler Walker  Akshay Khanna 
 Peter Perzlmaier  Matt Jones  Armin Hoh 
 Genaro Woelfl  Christopher Matthews  Pat Dennis 
 Marc Levasseur  Daniel Foley  Thomas Heed 
 Sarah Hoelscher  Stefan Varga  Luke Blaszczynski 
 Christophe Macours  Armin Prommersberger  Marcin Kalinowski 
 Pietro Massini  Stefan Holzhäuser  Hans Juergen Regl 
 Chen Chienhao  Wilfried Van Baelen  Raf Kassier 
 Paul Beckmann  Florian Rill  Piergiovanni Bazzana 
 Jeff Tackett  Benedetto Altieri  Hessam Alavi 
 Thomas Beer  Arnold Knott  Christian Uhle 
 Renato Yamane  Yu Du  Jigar Kapadia 
 Toni Treichel  Tom Morrow  Kai Inha 
 Tony Zhang  Fré Jorritsma  Frédérick Jehle 
 Lawrence Iviani  Jonatan Ewald  Divya Sishtla 
 Daniel Zimmermann  Timo Fischer  Jakub Honkisz 
 Lucy Diggle  Garrett Laskowski  Martin Berg 
 Michael Adenauer  George Fryer  Peter Pörs 
 Andrew Manns  Balazs Kakonyi  Tacksung Choi 
 Wolfram Jaehn  Stefan Finauer  Shinkyu Kang 
 Hebert Etzel  Seno Adi Wibowo  Sandra Brix 
 Glenn Cass  Jungwoo Han  Steffen Bergweiler 
 Stefan Behr  Simon Woollard  Juliano Medeiros 
 Tom Breithaupt  Stefan Irrgang  Dave Ernst 
 David Navone  Jeff Bailey  Siegmund Schreiber 
 Christopher Herold  Frederico Conte  Patrick Putzolu 
 Deersheet Mehta  Steve Swanson  john Feng 
 Ken Kantor  Gregor Höhne  Rishi Daftuar 
 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 
 Steve Hoshaw  Gerhard Pfaffinger  Jung Uk Noh 
 Hiroyoshi Imai  Thomas Bachmann  Samira Mohamady 
 Brian Leu  Martin Kreissig  Barry Moskowitz 
 Greg Sikora  Thomas Guignard  Thilo Stompler 
 James Thompson  Bartlomiej Kukulski  Francesco Baccelli 
 Wesam Ishaq  Viktor Dobos  Francesca Nucibella 
 Jeroen De Rycke  Stefan Dorr  Matteo Nucci 
 Manuel Perucci  Maja Gagic  Vito Di Fonzo 
 Stefan Meyer  markus koch  Norman Gerkinsmeyer 
 Joachim Schlechter  So Youn MOON  Philipp Paul Klose 
 Michele Pontillo  Dilip Warrier  Friedrich von Türckheim 
 Tyler Kent  Laurent Gagliardini  Michael Martin 
 Matthew Dryden  Michael Fabry  Gerald Moser 
 Mael Pouget  Jan Giese  Kristoffer Gottschalk 
 Alan Norton  BYUNGSUN KIM  JUYOUNG JEON 
 Tomas Choura  Michel Hahn  Anthony Legrand 
 Upendra Chauhan  Agnieszka Oltarzewska  Rembert Serrus 
 Dohyeon Son  Tony Haberman 

To request membership in this Technical Committee please email the Chair by using the link above.

AES - Audio Engineering Society