If you’ve heard of and have been wondering about, or have experienced the Bose AudioPilot feature available on many of GM’s vehicle, here’s everything we know about the technology, what it does, and how it works.
Officially known as Bose AudioPilot Noise Compensation Technology, the feature detects ambient noise levels and analyzes vehicle speed to continuously monitor and adjust the audio volume. The end result is that your music or audio programming sounds the same at a set volume no matter how fast you’re traveling, or how much ambient noise is present in the vehicle due to speed, or other factors.
For instance, let’s imagine that your radio volume is set to level 5 when you’re driving 10 mph with little ambient noise. When you hit 80 mph with significantly more ambient noise, the system automatically increases the volume to level 10.
The beautiful simplicity behind Bose AudiPilot is that it has two modes: on and off. It’s most effective at lower radio volume settings where background noise can truly affect how well the music can be heard while being played through the vehicle’s audio system. At higher volume settings, where the music is much louder than the background noise, there may be little or no adjustments by AudioPilot.
And that’s Bose AudioPilot in a nutshell. Do you have it enabled in your vehicle? What do you think of it? Talk to us in the comments.