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Your Next-Gen Boombox May Be Your Car

Speaking of boomboxes, anyone still have cassette tapes lying around? A new sound system technology invites drivers to get in and feel the music as the car itself becomes the speaker. Continental, a German auto-components supplier, has developed what they’re calling Ac2ated Sound- a system that leverages parts of the car’s interior as speaker components. Transducers implanted in the car’s interior help turn the rear window into a subwoofer; the floor, windshield, dashboard, and seat frames into the midrange, and posts between the windshield and doors become the tweeters. Companies like Bose, Faurecia, and Kia are also working on new technologies for sound systems. Sounds like audio innovations are in.

To read the story from the New York Times, click here.