LG Display has created vibrating panel sound technology that’s set to begin replacing traditional speaker systems within cars.
This new audio experience is expected to be ready for installation during the first half of 2023 in areas like vehicle dashboards and headliners.
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The name of LG’s upcoming infotainment technology is the Thin Actuator Sound Solution.
LG Display said: “[Our] company’s unique technology allows the device [Thin Actuator Sound Solution] to vibrate off display panels and various materials inside the car body to enable a rich, 3D immersive sound experience.”
The Thin Actuator Sound Solution is 30 percent of the weight and 10 percent of the thickness of a standard vehicle speaker.
This compact size allows the Thin Actuator Sound Solution to be installed discretely in several areas, like headrests or dashboards, without a drop in audio quality.
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LG Display’s new sound technology is also eco-friendly, with its decision to exclude the use of rare earth elements like neodymium.
Neodymium is commonly used in conventional speaker production and subsequently gets dumped into the environment.
Neodymium has been shown to negatively impact the cell membranes of water animals, causing damage to these organisms’ reproduction and nervous systems, Lenntech reports.
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Yeo Chun-ho, Vice President and Head of the Business Development Division at LG Display, said: “We have transformed the conventionally heavy and bulky speaker into a high-quality ‘invisible’ sound solution by using our cutting-edge technology to elevate space, design, and eco-friendly factors and provide a next-level sound experience like none before.”
LG Display will run demos of its new Thin Actuator Sound Solution at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), which will take place in Las Vegas from January 5th to January 8th.
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