Bulky speakers in cars may soon be a thing of the past: LG Display has just unveiled its new Thin Actuator Sound Solution for in-car audio.
The brand is convinced that this innovation, which is expected to be launched on the market in 2023, will usher in "a new era of vehicle infotainment". And for good reason, considering that this thin and light option is very different from those of the big and heavy speakers found in cars. The thin material, about the thickness of a credit card, uses a unique technology that allows the device to vibrate on the rear window and other materials inside the car like a speaker. This produces a rich and immersive sound experience for the user.
Come on, that's cool
The developments of this new approach will soon be seen, and not only in the field of in-car entertainment: I'm sure it will also end up influencing vehicle design, for which it will be a real change of direction.
How else would you assess the fact that a loudspeaker will now weigh just 40 grams (0,088 pounds), i.e. barely 30% by weight and 10% by thickness than a conventional car speaker? It will be possible to practically place it anywhere inside a vehicle. And because it uses vibration to produce sound, there won't be the mechanical noises that usually accompany in-car audio.
And I haven't told you the best part, the one relating to eco-sustainability. In fact, this loudspeaker will not contain rare earths in any way: a factor that, by itself, outclasses most of the products currently installed in vehicles.
"We have transformed the conventionally heavy and bulky loudspeaker into a high quality 'invisible' audio solution using our cutting-edge technology to elevate space, design and green factors and deliver a superior sound experience like never before, " He says Yeo Chun-ho, vice president of LG Display.
For me, who is passionate about listening in the car, it's all fat that drips.