AES Technical Committee

Automotive Audio

Chair:    Roger Shively      Send Email
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

- Whitepaper for Frequency Response, Max SPL and Impulsive Distortion measurement

- Automotive loudspeaker measurements

- Common best practice

Recent/Planned Activities

Planned Activity:

AES Spring Show European Convention

May 25-28, 2021

https://aesshow.com/spring2021/

Recent Activity:

AES Fall Show USA Convention

October 2020

https://aesshow.com/home/

AES 148th Vienna May 25-28, 2020

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

Automotive Workshop: It's all about the Bass

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.

2023-1-26     TC-AA Web Meeting 1/26/23 Minutes
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2022-10-14     TC-AA Webmeeting 10/12/22 minutes for
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2022-6-2     TC-AA Webmeeting 6/1/22
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2021-12-17     TC-AA Web Meeting 12/15/21 Minutes
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2021-12-6     TC-AA Webmeeting 10/14/2021
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2021-10-8     TC-AA NAS (NVH) 10/8/21 Meeting Minutes
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2021-9-2     NVH Subcommittee Meeting Minutes 8/30/21
Description: Meeting minutes from first NVH subcommittee meeting

2021-9-2     TC-AA Webmeeting 8/30/21 Minutes
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2021-6-2     TC-AA Web Meeting 6/1/21 Minutes
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2021-4-22     TC-AA Web Meeting 4/21/21 Minutes
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2021-2-26     TC-AA Web Meeting 2/24/21 Minutes
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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
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2020-6-10     TC-AA Web Meeting 6/5/20 Minutes
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2020-4-17     TC-AA Web Meeting 4/16/20 Minutes
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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
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2019-5-8     TC-AA Web Meeting 5/8/19 minutes
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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
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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

 David Prince  Scott Leslie  Xiaojun Qiu 
 Matt Black  Ben Lisle  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  Kevin Bastyr 
 Ryan Mihelich  Emanuele Ugolotti  Dave Baehr 
 Fabio Cagnetti  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  Veronique Larcher  Daniel Foley 
 Thomas Heed  Sarah Hoelscher  Stefan Varga 
 Luke Blaszczynski  Christophe Macours  Armin Prommersberger 
 Jerome Halley  Marcin Kalinowski  Pietro Massini 
 Stefan Holzhäuser  Hans Juergen Regl  Chen Chienhao 
 Wilfried Van Baelen  Raf Kassier  Paul Beckmann 
 Florian Rill  Shelley Uprichard  Piergiovanni Bazzana 
 Jeff Tackett  Benedetto Altieri  Hessam Alavi 
 Thomas Beer  George Perkins  Arnold Knott 
 Christian Uhle  Renato Yamane  Yu Du 
 Jigar Kapadia  Toni Treichel  Tom Morrow 
 Kai Inha  Tony Zhang  Fré Jorritsma 
 Frédérick Jehle  Ryan Henry  Lawrence Iviani 
 Jonatan Ewald  Divya Sishtla  Daniel Zimmermann 
 Timo Fischer  Jakub Honkisz  Lucy Diggle 
 Callum Hubbard  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 
 Dersheet 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  Jung Uk Noh  Hiroyoshi Imai 
 Thomas Bachmann  Samira Mohamady  Brian Leu 
 Martin Kreissig  Greg Sikora  Thomas Guignard 
 Thilo Stompler  James Thompson  Henry Hou 
 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  David Dubrow  Norman Gerkinsmeyer 
 Joachim Schlechter  So Youn MOON  Philipp Paul Klose 
 Larissa Kocher  Michele Pontillo  Friedrich von Türckheim 
 Tyler Kent  Laurent Gagliardini  Michael Martin 
 Donald Schulz  Matthew Dryden  Michael Fabry 
 Gerald Moser  Fabien Elies  Mael Pouget 
 Lars Carlsson  Jan Giese  Kristoffer Gottschalk 
 Alan Norton  BYUNGSUN KIM  JUYOUNG JEON 
 Sofia Checa  Tomas Choura  Michel Hahn 
 Anthony Legrand  Upendra Chauhan  Agnieszka Oltarzewska 
 Rembert Serrus  Dohyeon Son  Tony Haberman 
 Moritz Ströer-Karuga  Daniel Haikin  Jeroen Lanslots 
 Joshua Edwards  Martha Perressim  Eli Ellison 
 Gaurav Agnihotri  Mike Grant  Ian Hubbard 
 Michele Buccoli  Julian Oser  Steve Ernst 
 Frank Valeri  Joshua Wheeler  Andreas Pfeffer 
 Andreas Pfeffer 

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

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