The Value of Active Noise Cancellation Technology on the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid


The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is currently recognized as the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the US automobile market. However, not all of the buyers who admire this vehicle are aware that the Active Noise Cancellation technology has played a great role in allowing the Ford Fusion to achieve the 47 miles per gallon city/highway/combined mark.

Due to this, Ford has decided to share some information regarding this technology to its consumers as well as to those who are wondering as to how the Fusion Hybrid was able to achieve such ratings.

Based on the information provided by Ford, the Active Noise Cancellation technology is one of the most advanced technologies that were responsible for making the Fusion Hybrid to become more efficient. The technology allowed the company’s engineers to tune the vehicle’s engine and enable this to deliver the desired performance without the need to consume more fuel and generate loud noises that compromise the comfort provided by the vehicle.

Without this technology, Ford engineers will be left with no other option but to calibrate the engine using the conventional processes. Thus, the possibility of producing a not-so efficient and not so comfortable vehicle is increased.

Aside from improving the vehicle’s performance, the Active Noise Cancellation technology is also responsible for making the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid a vehicle which is pleasant to drive. This is by reducing the amount of noise inside the Fusion Hybrid’s cabin.

Ford has also revealed that the Active Noise Cancellation technology is using three units of microphone that are highly sensitive. The highly-sensitive microphones are mounted on the vehicle’s interior headliner wherein two of these were installed on the first-row seat while the other one is located on the rear.

These microphones were designed to detect as well as measure the amount of engine noise which is heard inside the vehicle. Each of these will then send the signal back to the technology’s control module allowing the latter to continuously and instantaneously generate the needed amount of opposing sound waves.

These reversed waves are released into the vehicle’s cabin through the Fusion Hybrid’s audio system. The reversed waves would then combine with the original noise generated by the engine thereby cancelling any objectionable and irritating sounds. Thus, the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid’s cabin remains silent.

Given its known function, it is quite correct to conclude that the Active Noise Cancellation technology used on the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid plays a very crucial role in making the vehicle a fuel-efficient as well as a very comfortable mid-size sedan.

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