Engineers have made the last tweaks to the Genesis GV60’s NVH. Wind noise was assessed on the German autobahn, enabling the specialists to identify more areas for improvement and noise reduction. This included redesigning the aerodynamics of the car’s door mirrors and tweaking the A-pillar trim to reduce buffeting and turbulence. Door and window seals were reconfigured to achieve better isolation and the floating rear spoiler was redesigned to optimize airflow, reducing wind noise.
Furthermore, as part of the development of the GV60, engineers have made a new NVH technology, which is said to have enabled the OEM to achieve better cabin refinement than ever before for its first all-electric car. The technology works in harmony with the company’s Active Noise Control-Road tech and its Electric Active Sound Design (E-ASD) system.
Christopher Mills, head of NVH at Genesis, explained, “The absence of traditional feedback provided by an internal combustion engine means that many customers come away from driving an electric car feeling that it lacks character. Our E-ASD technology provides customers with the choice to reintroduce a soundtrack to match GV60’s dynamics.
“The option of E-ASD is offered in an environment that sets a fresh benchmark for cabin refinement. Through a combination of developing already existing technology and introducing ‘new’ technology such as foam tires, we have seen a noticeable reduction of up to 8db of noise in certain frequency bands within the car.”