31 Dec '11, 6pm
Sound of Silence Makes Chevrolet Cruze Golden: ^CB
An engineer’s keen ear and extreme testing gives compact car interior quietness of a luxury car Chris Bernius - CleanMPG - Dec 31, 2011 The Chevrolet Cruze overlooking the Pacific. The Cruze has received special attention to its interior noise attenuation, and achieves interior quiet via some extreme testing methods. As an avid sport fisherman, General Motors development engineer Frank Delekta enjoys the peace, quiet and tranquility of Michigan lakes and streams. His sense for silence – and the use of advanced technology – served him and his team well in their mission to bring luxury-like interior quietness to the Chevrolet Cruze. The engineering team used a number of noise-reducing and noise-cancelling technologies on the Cruze body structure, including 30 distinct acoustical treatments. For example, the acoustic package on the Cruze is a Liquid Applied Sound Deadener app...