TodayApril 16, 2022

Leeway Ho Ford’s Noise vibration harshness (NVH) engineer

Ford engineer on technology

Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO,, talked to Leeway Ho, Ford’s noise, vibration, and harshness engineer for the Ford Flex.

The Flex is pleasantly, surprisingly, quiet for such a big vehicle. What did Ford do to diminish the noise in the Flex?

How does a customer find ratings of NVH for each car on the internet? Is there a way to rank all vehicles for NVH comparison?

The competitors for the Flex are the Honda Pilot and the GMC Acadia. How do those two vehicles fare in NVH to the Flexin highway noise, and road noise?

Did Ford change the NVH because of complaints from customers?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.