Directional Sound for Vehicles
In these past years, we’ve seen auto companies struggle to find ways to bring entertainment to the vehicle without inhibiting a driver’s awareness. Driver-accessible screens are a controversial tool, and headsets covering both ears are illegal in many states.
IpVenture’s directional sound technologies provide creative solutions to this problem: With directional speakers, which can be set above a user’s head, and image-tracking technologies following the user, anyone can experience a private audio experience without the need of headsets. As another example, the directional speakers could be on the left and right shoulders of the user’s seat. Anyway, unlike a headset, with directional sound, ambient noise is not filtered out, allowing a driver to remain aware of her surroundings while enjoying her music or podcast of choice.
Additionally, to enhance low-frequency audio, IpVenture also offers patented multi-speaker technology to cover different frequency ranges. For example, there could be a subwoofer near the user to cover low frequency audio signals, and directional speakers channeling sound to the user’s ears to cover higher frequency audio signals. Such personalized audio zone creates the best sound quality for the listener, while minimizing interference.
If desired, however, the system can also use normal speakers to fill the space with sound to create a shared audio experience.