07.04.2021: The appearance of streaming companies, audiobooks, digital radio and podcasts imply drivers have entry to a wider vary of music and spoken phrase leisure than ever earlier than.

The appearance of streaming companies, audiobooks, digital radio and podcasts imply drivers have entry to a wider vary of music and spoken phrase leisure than ever earlier than.

However whereas it has lengthy been potential to regulate settings to optimise the sound for various genres of music and outputs, it has not all the time been simple to take action, particularly on the transfer.

The brand new Beosonic™ characteristic of the B&O Sound System in Ford automobiles allows drivers and passengers to regulate the sound precisely as they need with one contact.

Customers merely choose from distinct “Vibrant”, “Energetic”, “Relaxed” and “Heat” sound areas, or select a setting that mixes parts of multiple. There are additionally 5 pre-set modes: “Customized”, “Lounge”, “Impartial”, “Get together” and “Podcast”.

“Whether or not you like to take heed to classical music, the most recent hits or a favorite podcast, we wish to be sure that it’s simple to get pleasure from your most well-liked option to its most potential. Drivers have lengthy had the means to regulate the sound of their automobile, however Beosonic makes these changes extra intuitive, to assist make journeys extra snug and pleasurable,” mentioned Jan Schroll, connectivity supervisor, Ford of Europe.

The way it works

The B&O Beosonic™ characteristic is about up in order that drivers can simply discover their most well-liked sound combine, whether or not in a particular temper or any of the variations in between:

    “Vibrant” is extra ethereal and crisp whereas softening among the bass sounds

    “Energetic” focuses on rhythm and bass, whereas growing the distinction within the vocals

    “Relaxed” has much less treble and bass, making it splendid for background listening

    “Heat” makes the sound expertise really feel extra intimate and nearer

The pre-sets allow faster entry to particular listening modes. “Customized” returns to the earlier user-defined setting, whereas “Impartial” resets the settings to the B&O reference sound. A double-tap on the white marker prompts encompass sound mode. The newest settings are saved when the car is switched off, even when the battery is disconnected.

The final word soundcheck

In an effort to tune, check and excellent the Beosonic™ equaliser, HARMAN`s acoustic engineers used an eclectic playlist of 25 songs to guage and outline the attributes for the 4 sound moods. The tuning course of concerned listening to those 25 songs in static and dynamic driving conditions, utilizing the educated ears of acoustic engineers and cutting-edge measuring devices and microphones.

“The Ford and B&O manufacturers share the identical values on excellence in sound and design. We’re very proud that the visceral B&O Beosonic one contact expertise makes its means into automobile audio for the very first time in Ford with an intuitive interface, making charming automobile audio experiences easy to handle,” mentioned Greg Sikora, director, Acoustic Programs Engineering, HARMAN.


B&O Sound Programs accessible throughout the Ford line-up are uniquely designed and tuned for every mannequin. Beosonic™ comes pre-installed in choose fashions of EcoSport, Fiesta, Focus, Kuga and Puma with B&O Sound Programs. *

Christian Brown- photographs Ford

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