Hyundai’s new SSZ tech will let each passenger listen to their own music in the car

Have you ever fought with your co-passengers in the car over whose favourite songs will be played in the car? Well, then Hyundai has created a solution that will solve this problem of yours and 0almost all the people who travel with friends or family.

Hyundai has unveiled its next-generation Separated Sound Zone (SSZ) technology that allows each passenger to listen to their own choice of music without needing headphones and also being able to communicate with each other normally.

The SSZ uses the same effect as noise cancellation systems use in the modern smartphone. SSZ uses a series of advanced speakers to control the acoustic fields of the car. Using some “scientific principles”, these speakers can increase or reduce audio levels of sound waves, avoiding overlap of sounds to allow the passengers to enjoy their music in their zone.

The use of SSZ isn’t just limited to listening to the music, it also allows the occupants to attend hands-free calls. It will also cut-off driver-only information sounds like navigation voice for the other passengers to give them uninterrupted experience.

Hyundai NVH Research Lab member Kang-duck Ih said, “Customers in the autonomous navigation era will demand increasingly customizable entertainment options within their vehicles, which includes technological innovations such as the Separated Sound System.”

“I hope by providing drivers and passengers with tailored, independent audio spaces, they will experience a more comfortable and entertaining transportation environment.” He added.

Hyundai promises to introduce the SSZ technology into its production vehicles in the next one or two years, most likely starting from its premium models.