Using virtual reality to inform UAM noise perceptions

Arup Acoustics uses interactive visualisation and sound demonstrations to bring UAM concepts to life and inform public perception

Virtual reality is among the new technologies being used to help people visualise and judge noise levels of UAM vehicles.

The initiative has been taken by Arup Acoustics, which uses the latest technologies to engage the public and bring unbuilt schemes to life. The company has already used interactive visualisation and sound demonstrations within its work on the UK’s HS2 high speed rail project. 

Vincent Jurdic, Acoustic and Vibration consultant for Arup explained that the initiative would help members of the public form their own conclusions on UAM.

He said: “We have some very positive response to it because people can experience it to inform their judgement. They can see if its very loud or very annoying and we can use that information to help manufacture or design new vehicles.”

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