Target sound development for luxury sedan based on driving experience and preference study

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  • Seonghyeon Kim - , Chair of Acoustics and Haptics, Hyundai Motor Group (Author)
  • Dong Chul Park - , Hyundai Motor Group (Author)
  • Seokgwan Hong - , Hyundai Motor Group (Author)
  • Philipp Sellerbeck - , HEAD Acoustics GmbH (Author)
  • Andre Fiebig - , HEAD Acoustics GmbH (Author)
  • Michael Csakan - , Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc. (Author)
  • Chahe Apelian - , Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc. (Author)


The sound sources of modern road vehicle can be classified into three components, driving sound (sound generated through normal driving patterns and events), operating sound (sound generated through actuated components not related to driving), and generated synthetic sound (electronic warning / interactive feedback). The characteristic features of these sounds are dependent upon customer expectation and usage requirements. Additional development complexities are introduced due to each market's cultural and regional differences. These differences in preference must be considered for the establishment of the target sound quality in the early vehicle development process. In this paper, a sound quality goal setting procedure based on user preference is introduced. The sound targets are created as a result of the user preference investigation and validated by intercultural comparison.


Original languageEnglish
Article number2013-01-1983
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2013


TitleSAE 2013 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition, NVC 2013
Duration20 - 23 May 2013
CityGrand Rapids, MI
CountryUnited States of America

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-0292-2944/work/142234958