New App Helps Identify Car Problems By Sound

By | May 01, 2014
Have you ever been driving down the road and hear a funny noise coming from your car? When those noises become an everyday thing, it’s time to take it into the shop to get it checked out. But what if there was an easier way to figure out what’s wrong? Noise Tech, LLC has developed a new automotive diagnosis tool for just this issue. The app, ClingClanger, available for download for Android and iOS, enables drivers to listen to different noises in the app’s library and match it to the nose from their own vehicle. “With more than 1 billion cars on the roads worldwide, it’s important to be able to identify problems as they arise. We’re trying to put the power back in the hands of the car owner, and help them make better choices at the repair shop,” said Noise Tech President George Salvat in a recent statement.
To create the ample library of sounds, the Noise Tech team of mechanics and engineers destroyed mechanical systems. As a certain component failed, the team would digitally record the sound. All sounds were then posted to and embedded into the app. The team is still improving the app for better recognition, with the next steps including converting the sounds into digital fingerprints to be uploaded into the ClingClanger App, as well as in-app recognition so most of the guesswork is taken out of the equation. Soon, the device will essentially become the Shazam of car noises. However, we would still recommend taking your car to the shop once you figure out what the issues are. To see the app in action, watch the video below. Source: Noise Tech