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Next-generation in-car audio

Next-generation in-car audio

Sennheiser and Continental present immersive soundscapes during exclusive event

September 2020 – Audio specialist Sennheiser and technology company Continental presented their next-generation solutions for premium in-car audio at an exclusive event at the Sennheiser Store in Berlin on 3 September. Participants enjoyed an incredibly immersive in-car entertainment experience, created by the combination of Sennheiser’s AMBEO Mobility technology with Continental’s Ac2ated Sound system. The in-car sound system on show included several new elements that are considered the next break-through since the Sennheiser and Continental system was first presented at this year’s CES.

The Sennheiser and Continental in-car sound system now allows for full audio individualization for each seat. The driver needs to make a call, while their passenger wants to keep listening to an audio book? No problem at all: From crystal-clear call quality to personalised content playback, AMBEO Mobility enables a wealth of new sonic possibilities, while reducing listening fatigue. A key element in creating these personalised listening zones are the specially designed headrests with integrated high-fidelity transducers. By adding this personal near-field playback source close to the driver’s and passengers’ ears, the listening experience is augmented considerably.

To create fully enveloping sonic experiences, the AMBEO Mobility software analyses and distils the fundamental components of any native stereo music track and plays them back immersively through the appropriate loudspeaker or actuator. Thanks to the integration of Continental’s further developed Ac2ated Sound system, this concert-hall experience can be delivered with minimum hardware, allowing the vehicle to be lighter and offering more flexible design possibilities.

AMBEO Mobility analyses music and plays it back immersively, creating an incredible as-if-there feeling
AMBEO Mobility analyses music and plays it back immersively, creating an incredible as-if-there feeling

The software also includes a new feature to enhance and enrich the bass response: AMBEO Mobility reproduces low frequencies with optimum power and punch while effectively limiting noise bleed to the outside of the vehicle.

All AMBEO Mobility features can be selected and combined as desired, ensuring tailor-made audio systems for any car audio concept.

About Continental Ac2ated Sound
Continental’s Ac2ated Sound system abandons conventional loudspeaker technology, exciting selected surfaces in the vehicle interior to produce sound. In comparison to conventional audio systems, Ac2ated Sound enables a reduction of weight and space of up to 90 percent. In this way, the system not only produces highest audio quality but is also perfectly suited for electric vehicles, where saving space and weight is a priority.

About Sennheiser AMBEO Mobility
With AMBEO Mobility, Sennheiser brings 75 years of audio excellence and its unique audio software portfolio to everyday driving. The AMBEO Mobility software delivers the ultimate in audio capture and reproduction to transform the way that people experience content in the car. As a scalable and adaptive system, AMBEO Mobility supports the evolution of transportation needs and shapes the future of in-car listening by providing an enveloping concert hall experience, personalised to the listener’s taste and needs.


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About the Sennheiser brand

We live and breathe audio. We are driven by the passion to create audio solutions that make a difference. Building the future of audio and bringing remarkable sound experiences to our customers – this is what the Sennheiser brand has represented for more than 75 years. While professional audio solutions such as microphones, meeting solutions, streaming technologies and monitoring systems are part of the business of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, the business with consumer devices such as headphones, soundbars and speech-enhanced hearables is operated by Sonova Holding AG under the license of Sennheiser.