Preliminary program details for the upcoming Audio Engineering Society International Conference on Automotive Audio – including a detailed program schedule, keynote speakers, online registration, and more – are now online.
The Conference is chaired by Alfred Svobodnik, who leads the AES Automotive Audio Technical Committee. “This year’s program for the AES International Conference on Automotive Audio is set to cover all facets of creating outstanding sound in vehicles and to give our attendees first-hand knowledge and experience in what today’s systems are capable of achieving,” states Svobodnik. “Whether taking a look at new perspectives in the challenges of creating quality automotive sound, or offering new techniques in product development, or solving the challenges of designing the sound of electric vehicles, this conference is an essential event for automotive audio professionals who want to stay ahead of the pack.”
Daily keynote presentations will highlight key areas of interest, beginning with Wednesday’s keynote featuring Ivo Muth, Vice President User Experience/User Interface for Audi, on the topic “The Holistic User Experience.” “Audio Engineering in Today’s Automotive Industry: from Technical Performance to Sound Quality” is the topic of Thursday’s keynote, presented by Laurent Gagliadrini, DQI/DAPF/NVH (PSA Peugeot Citroën), and Thursday’s keynote, given by Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Grill, Director with focus on Audio and Media Technologies (Fraunhofer IIS), will expound on “Immersive Audio listening experience in Cars – the Future of Music.”
The conference will also present opportunities for attendees to get up to date on the latest in scientific research in automotive audio and related fields through technical papers, tutorials, workshops, and panel discussions being presented throughout the three days. Additionally, attendees will have an exciting opportunity take a critical listen to the Sound Demos on the road.
The 2019 AES International Conference On Automotive Audio is sponsored by Harman, Fraunhofer IIS, Analog Devices, Audio Precision and Listen.
Listen's President, Steve Temme, will be presenting a tutorial on ‘Testing Voice-Controlled and Smartphone Integrated Infotainment Systems’ at 2pm on Sept 12. In this tutorial he will discuss the challenges of implementing audio tests in cars when the signal path is often via a smartphone and/or the car’s own voice-controlled system, and demonstrate how modern test systems can use techniques such as frequency shift and resampling to enable accurate measurement of car audio characteristics ranging from simple frequency and distortion measurements to voice control and communications in the presence of background noise. On display at the Listen booth will be various options for testing automotive audio including the SoundCheck test system, Listen’s own audio test hardware, and 3rd party hardware such as the Mentor A2B interface, 6 microphone arrays and head and torso simulators.
Online registration is currently available, which includes a lunch and coffee break on all three days, and shuttle service from “Enso hotel” in Ingolstadt and “Parkhotel” in Gaimersheim to the Audi Driving Experience Center.
More information available at aes.org/conferences/2019/automotive