On the design of a (H)EV steerable warning device using acoustic beam forming and advanced numerical acoustic simulation

Bert Van Genechten, Koen Vansant, Arthur Berkhoff

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This paper describes the simulation-based design methodology used in the eVADER project for the development of targeted acoustic warning devices for increased detectability of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEVs) while, at the same time, reducing urban noise pollution. A key component of this system is an external warning signal generator capable of projecting the warning signals to a contained area in front of the vehicle where potential at-risk situations are detected. Using acoustic beam forming principles a suitable warning strategy and an initial layout for realizing such a system is defined. Starting from this information, acoustic Finite and Boundary Element models of the transducer array allow assessing more realistically the performance impact of the system integration and of the most critical changes in the acoustic environment in which the signal generator needs to operate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress
Subtitle of host publicationComplete proceedings Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2-6 June 2014
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2014
Event35th FISITA World Automotive Congress 2014: Intelligent transport to solve our future mobility, safety and environmental challenges - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Jun 20146 Jun 2014
Conference number: 35

Publication series

NameFISITA Congress Proceedings


Conference35th FISITA World Automotive Congress 2014


  • Acoustic beam forming
  • Numerical acoustic simulation
  • Pedestrian safety
  • (H)EV acoustic warning system design


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