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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 66, Number 2 (Nov. 1964)

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                                                    Serials Dept.
                                                       Memorial !Abr., Univ.-of
Nis.,
              8II~E~         iER                          adle~oa 6, Wis.
His business is quiet. He's a General Motors development engineer and his
job is to
help see to it that every GM car operates as smoothly and quietly as advanced
technology and human skill can reasonably achieve. His work takes him into
an
anechoic chamber at the Milford Proving Ground where walls made of glass-fiber-
wedges up to a yard deep absorb 99 percent of the sound made by a car in
operation.
In this room GM cars are "road proved" on a chassis dynamometer
under many
driving conditions and at varying speeds. Every significant noise, no matter
how
slight, is studied, charted, evaluated. Object: quiet. This man and others
like him
never stop striving to reach that goal.
Highly refined laboratory setups like the Milford anechoic rooms contribute
vitally
to the constant improvement of General Motors cars. But they would be valueless
without the knowledge and experience of the men who use them. People, after
all,
are the key to the continuing excellence of GM products. General Motors owes
its
position in industry to the dedication and ability of a great many exceptional
people.
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