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How noise canceling headphone tech helps new GMC Terrain get better mpg

How can headphone technology increase a vehicle's fuel economy? Well, the truth is, it can't. Not directly, anyway. However, by employing an active noise cancelling system similar to what's used in some of today's high-tech headphones, General Motors solved a problem that would've otherwise plagued the GMC Terrain. In doing so, GM managed to squeeze another mile or two out of each gallon of gas p

BMW experimenting with electronic noise canceling tech on diesels

BMW sound engineer Manuel Reichle and the 635d – Click above for high-res image gallery

BMW pursuing better acoustics to improve efficiency

Manuel Reichle, Sound engineer, and the BMW 635d – Click above for high-res image gallery

Noise cancelling speakers help 2010 Chevy Equinox get +1 mpg

The new 2010 Chevy Equinox that was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show has an interesting new bit of technology that aids fuel efficiency even though most people wouldn't think of it that way. When the engineers were working on the calibrations for the new 2.4-liter direct injected four cylinder engine, they were able to get some significant fuel economy improvements by lowering the idle speed and by lowering the speeds at which