Volvo electrified performance brand Polestar will equip its first volume model with an integrated audio system developed by 2019 Automotive News Europe Rising Star Mathias Johansson’s company, Dirac, and Harman International.
By combining the Dirac Unison active acoustic treatment with a Harman Kardon audio system the Polestar 2 eliminates acoustical imperfections, the supplier said.
“It resembles what glasses do to your eyes,” Johansson, who is CEO and co-founder of Dirac, told me. “The goal is to get back to the sound experience that the artist and the producer originally intended.”
Along with Polestar and Volvo, Dirac has worked with BMW, Bentley and Rolls-Royce to help them push their audio systems to higher levels of performance and sophistication through digital optimization.
The goal being to make sure the sound is “as good as possible in that particular environment where you're listening,” Johansson said.