23rd International Congress on Acoustics, Sept. 09-13, 2019
integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019

Technical visits

RWTH Aachen University - aixCAVE Virtual Reality System & Institute of Technical Acoustics

Date: to be announced
Duration: 3-4h


This tour involves a visit a the Institute of Technical Acoustics including a demonstration of one of the largest Virtual Reality systems worldwide. In this system, the user is able to interactively explore different virtual environments based on stereoscopic rendering and real-time spatial audio. Furthermore, the doors of the other labs at the Institute of Technical Acoustics will be opened, showing acoustical measurement equipment, experimental setups and Virtual Acoustics demonstrations.


RWTH Aachen University - Institute for Automotive Engineering

Date: to be announced
Duration: 1h
30 persons max.

On this tour, the participants are invited to the labs of the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) of the RWTH Aachen University. The increasing importance of electromobility and autonomous driving pose new challenges for acoustic research in the automotive sector. Participants will have the opportunity to experience various test benches including a combined thermal-acoustic chamber and the fully electric research vehicle SpeedE, which incorporates a variety of interesting concepts such as customizable Active Sound Design and a steer by wire system for steering angles up to 90°.

Further technical tours will be announced shortly.