Active Noise Cancelling Technology works to produce an EPA-certified 47 mpg for all-new 2013 Ford Fusion.
Online PR News – 19-October-2012 – Albuquerque, NM – The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid achieves an EPA-certified 47 miles per gallon both on the highway and in the city, making for a combined fuel rating of 47 miles per gallon overall. Active Noise Cancelling Technology is largely to thank for this.
At first, the incredibly high fuel economy and the inclusion of an Active Noise Cancelling system do not seem to go hand in hand. Active Noise Cancellation, however, allows for a pleasant drive that otherwise would not be possible with such a high fuel rating.
Dr. Takeshi Abe of Henry Ford Technical Fellor for Noise, Vibration, and Harshness, stated, “The Fusion Hybrid leverages this advanced technology to help deliver maximum fuel economy for the customer. Reduced powertrain noise in the passenger compartment becomes the icing on the cake.”
What this means is that at the lower speeds at which the hybrid would be most efficient, the Fusion’s engine would be producing loud and obnoxious booms. These frequent sounds would be very unpleasant to drivers and passengers and would be enough to rule out this type of engine for the Fusion Hybrid all together. However, with the addition of the Active Noise Cancelling Technology, these sounds are inaudible to the driver and passenger.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid utilizes a predictive control system which takes note of driver behavior and how the engine responds so that it can anticipate the resulting noise before it even happens. Then, three incredibly sensitive microphones in the interior headliners detect and measure the engine noise, sending a resultant signal to the Active Noise Cancelling Technology, which immediately generates opposing sound waves through the Fusion’s audio system which cancel out the engine noises, leaving the driver and passengers none the wiser that there had been any sound at all.
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