Nolangroup S.p.A. and DAAL Noise Control Systems AS have entered into a collaboration project for the implementation of DAAL’s Active Noise Cancellation technology into Nolan’s motorcycle helmets
After years of development and testing of DAAL’s Active Noise Control Technology, the Trondheim, Norway based company is ready to integrate their system into motorcycle helmets through Italian manufacturer Nolan Helmets.
Brembate di Sopra, Italy, 31st/July/2019
The agreement was signed in Bergamo, with a common goal of integrating DAALs ANC technology into Nolan motorcycle helmets. DAALs innovation will give motorcyclists the chance to ride their bikes at highway speeds without the discomfort of tiring and potentially damaging wind noise, which can exceed the level of 110 dB in currently available helmets. This also enables the rider to listen to music or talk to fellow riders in a quieter environment than today.
By use of so-called active noise cancellation (ANC), the DAAL team has developed a technology that significantly reduces wind noise for the rider, without interfering with important traﬃc sounds like sirens and horns.
“For us, it is all about providing riders the freedom to get out there and enjoy the ride, without worrying about their hearing.”
DAAL was established in 2016 in Trondheim, the technology capital of Norway. Founders Dag Loe and Sigmund Birkeland and their team have developed a technology that speciﬁcally targets unwanted and hazardous noise that occurs inside a motorcycle helmet during a ride. The prototype is tested and veriﬁed for speeds up to 140 km/h. The product is expected to be available in the market in 2020.
NOLAN was founded in 1972 in Bergamo, Italy and production has remained there ever since, making them the only company in the sector to produce all of its helmets in Italy through a fully-integrated production process. It is the largest producer of helmets in Europe, producing helmets in polycarbonate, under the brand names Nolan and Grex, as well as helmets in composite fibres, under the X-lite brand. These brands are joined by N-Com, an internal division dedicated to the development of communication systems.