What happens when you combine a company developing revolutionary electric vehicles with a company that’s moving to revolutionize the world of NVH testing and analysis? You get the partnership of Lightyear and VIBES. This collaboration, enabled by support from the RVO / Provincie Zuid-Holland, helps Lightyear to develop vehicles with optimal NVH characteristics while VIBES develops relevant, validated software to perform the NVH analysis: SOURCE.
The first vehicle being designed by Lightyear, the Lightyear One, puts efficiency above all else; lightweight design, solar roof and hood, low aerodynamic drag, and in-wheel motors are some of the noteworthy features of this new electric vehicle. But with innovative design choices come potential NVH challenges. At VIBES, we believe in first-time right solutions, and partnering with Lightyear gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase how our tools and methodology enable early insight into the NVH characteristics of vehicles. Specifically, through the development of SOURCE, we can help Lightyear understand the different contributors to the sound and vibration inside the Lightyear One from a very early stage in development.