Interactive Audio Solution Empowers OEMs To Meet New Requirements for Safety, and Market Demands for Immersive In-Vehicle User Experience.

Montreal, Canada – December 18th, 2018 – Audiokinetic Inc., the leading provider of cross-platform interactive audio solutions will be demonstrating its centralized design environment for vehicle audio production Wwise Automotive™, at the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Showcase - Booth #SB8, this CES 2019. The Wwise Automotive™ solution empowers OEMs to quickly respond to new requirements for automotive safety, and increasing demands for a more adaptive and immersive in-car user experience.

“The Automotive industry is going through a complete transition. Connected and autonomous cars will need to manage an increasing amount of data and content to meet on-board requirements for safety and demands for enhanced user experience in vehicles. Audio, makes up a large amount of this data and content, and is certainly amongst the most critical for realizing a holistic and immersive environment, from entertainment to functional audio.” explains Martin H. Klein, Audiokinetic President and CEO.

Augmented Safety

New requirements for automotive safety drive the adoption of multiple sensor systems (e.g. radar, camera, etc.) which feed the car with tremendous amounts of contextual information regarding the car’s environment or the driver’s condition. Wwise Automotive™ utilizes dynamic contextual information and provides OEMs with various approaches to using sound for guidance and safety applications such as ADAS and AVAS.

Enhanced User Experience

Increased levels of automation and emerging use cases such as shared mobility present new opportunities for vehicle manufacturers. Wwise Automotive™ empowers OEMs address demands towards a more adaptive in-car entertainment experience, while maintaining a unique sound signature. Wwise Automotive™supports tuning customizations based on complex sets of real-time parameters provided by the vehicle network integration (e.g. CAN), and provides context-aware tunings for applications such as HMI feedback chimes, vehicle noise compensation and automatic level adjustments, as well as a sophisticated audio management approach and advanced 3D audio spatialization capabilities to provide end-users with innovative audio features for in-vehicle entertainment systems, and highly immersive audio experiences.

“By providing a unique and unified solution that can be used from prototyping all the way through production, Wwise Automotive significantly reduces the efforts required to bring innovative audio features to production and to streamline the audio development workflow. Within our unified design environment Wwise Automotive, vehicle-specific tunings can be efficiently managed, and powerful audio experiences involving auditory displays and adaptive audio rendering can be easily designed.” said Francois Thibault, Audiokinetic Director of Innovation.

Wwise Automotive™

Featuring an optimized run-time sound engine and an audio authoring application designed to create and manage customized in-car audio experiences, Wwise Automotive introduces a comprehensive, data-driven, interactive audio solution. Its interactive audio engine, running as a service on embedded targets, increases efficiency with faster iteration cycles and enables OEMs and their providers to create unique sound signatures, customized for each vehicle.

Wwise Automotive streamlines the workflow related to creating, managing and customizing sound design. Its sophisticated authoring, profiling, and real-time editing tools increase productivity and creativity, while saving automotive audio engineers time and money across the automotive audio production pipeline.

About Audiokinetic

Audiokinetic is the leading provider of cross-platform interactive audio solutions. With a long-established ecosystem of partners, within the audio industry and amongst platform manufacturers, Audiokinetic has become a trusted and strategic partner to the world’s largest interactive media developers. A member of the AGL collaboration project, Audiokinetic sets new standards in the automotive industry with Wwise Automotive, the most comprehensive data-driven audio solution. Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montréal, QC, Canada and has a subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan, and Product Experts in China and Europe.

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