Faurecia and Devialet have announced that they would be working jointly on the development of in-car infotainment systems. The two companies will team up to combine their expertise and knowledge to develop innovative solutions, with Devialet contributing its experience in different acoustic architectures, loudspeakers and signal processing, while Faurecia will contribute its knowledge in electronic design and system integration capabilities as well as its sound domain controller technology.
Yann Brillat-Savarin, group strategy executive vice president at Faurecia said that the company was delighted to partner with Devialet as that would allow Faurecia to address a complete range of audio solutions ranging from personalized sound systems to branded audio systems. From software to technologies integrated in the vehicle’s surfaces and structure, Faurecia and Devialet will make it possible for passengers to enjoy a more immersive and personalized onboard experience, irrespective of the type of music or content they are listening to.
Franck Lebouchard, chief executive officer at Devialet, added that his company was proud to work with Faurecia to reinvent car audio using breakthroughs in audio hardware, software, and acoustics to deliver a truly immersive experience and unmatched emotional impact through sound. He said that the partnership between the two companies served as a perfect illustration of what Devialet stood for: putting its technology and expertise at the service of purposeful innovation and bringing incredible sound to the widest possible audience.
The two companies plan to showcase the first products that are an outcome of their collaboration at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2020 (January 7-10). The products that will be in focus at the show will include a range of sound systems from Devialet, which Faurecia has already integrated into numerous vehicles.
“Visitors to CES will experience how we expertly integrate advanced Devialet audio processing technologies to bring the exceptional sound fidelity, clarity and precision people usually enjoy at home into the vehicle environment,” said Jean-François Rondeau, immersive sound experiences product line director at Faurecia Clarion Electronics. “Faurecia will also have a separate sound room where potential buyers can enjoy an immersive experience of Devialet’s sound staging and reproduction expertise.”
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