International Congress : NVH Comfort

  • 14 & 15 October 2020
  • Le Mans




This congress is the first one in collaboration with CAERI.



Dear colleague,


The 2020 edition of SIA Automotive NVH Comfort conference, organized by SIA and CTTM, will take the place on 14th and 15th October in Le Mans, France. In order to increase the international impact, the 2020 conference is organized in collaboration with CAERI State Key Laboratory of vehicle NVH and safety Technology, which is one of the principal Chinese partners of SIA.


As all the previous editions, the 2020 NVH conference, will address a specific topic, which presents a major interest for the automotive NVH community. This time, we would like to address  « Automotive noise, regulation and urban soundscape ».


With over 50% of mankind living in urban and suburban area, the question of noise exposure is leading to more and more stringent noise regulation, along with a need to adapt to the specific noise signature of new technologies for safety issues (AVAS for Electric vehicles). Those regulations are aiming for a progress in the quality of life, an improvement of health and safety and to protect the environment. It is therefore necessary for NVH automotive engineers to better understand the regulatory aspects of noise in the environment, and the reality and challenges of modern soundscapes to ensure that those goals are met.


The automotive acoustic community would like to address the following issues:

  • is the vehicle noise the principal nuisance source in urban area ?
  • what is the influence of the environment on transportation noise (road surface, green areas, vegetal green walls, …) ?
  • is the actual noise regulation strategy appropriate to limit the real impact of vehicles to urban noise ?


This particular edition will be therefore centered on citizen perception: as a pedestrian exposed to traffic and vehicle charging noise, as a driver or a passenger in a car, and will cover the necessary technical challenges manufacturers are facing today: lightweight design, impact of new technologies and driver experiences, audio sound design and the necessary changes in methodology and approaches. With autonomous vehicle on its way, the driving experience will dramatically change: how shall we design for NVH when everyone in the car will be a passenger, what are the right tradeoffs between driving comfort and NVH? Moreover, this year we would like to create a special session concerning the vibrational drive comfort of vehicles and its interaction with the NVH. Consequently, the papers dealing with tradeoff between NVH and driving comfort issues are particularly welcome.


Join us to make a huge success of the 2020 Automotive NVH Comfort Conference in Le Mans, France!







Call for papers

Topics to be addressed

  • Noise and Vibration Regulation, Environmental Issues and Urban Soundscape
  • Sound quality related to Automomous Driving and the new HMI
  • Integration of smart control for NVH (infotainment, active control, sound design
    per new technologies...)
  • Powertrain acoustics and vibrations (ICE)
  • Acoustics and vibration of electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Flow-induced noise / Aeroacoustics
  • Flow-induced noise / Aeroacoustics
  • Recent advances in NVH of automotive systems and components
  • Road induced noise and vibrations
  • Acoustic insulation of vehicle body (lightweight design)
  • Recent advances in simulation and hybrid test methods
  • Quality processes applied for acoustic interaction of drive comfort and NVH

Important information

30 minutes will be allocated to each speaker (25 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions)

All necessary instructions for the preparation of the paper will be sent to the authors

The lead author (one per paper) will benefit a free access to the conference and meals

Conference language: English

The authors will have to submit a paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

The committee will select the most promising papers to be published in the magazine Ingénieurs de l'Automobile


Experts in the topics mentioned above who would like to take part in this conference are invited to submit their abstracts
by March 27th, 2020.


If you are a main speaker, an exhibitor or a chairman please register on our website.

For any other inscription, please download the PDF form below.





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  • Altair


    Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics. As a product development partner to the world's major automotive manufacturers and suppliers, we create early concepts, develop robust designs, provide virtual and physical verification, and refine vehicles for production.
  • Ansys


    If you've ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you've used a product where Ansys software played a critical role in its creation. Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation.




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Access & Accomodation

Palais des Congrès

rue d'arcole

72 000 Le Mans


Carpark available: entrance on Boulevard Demorieux or Rue Barbier

Train: exit "gare nord" → the Palais des Congrès is at 10 minutes by foot (take rue Paul Ligneul)

Bus: Line 17, stop at « Palais des Congrès"