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Does anyone know what these are?

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There is no evidence that there will be noise cancellation for driver and passengers. I think some have gotten hopeful about it being a feature, but I don't think it will be. Read the wording carefully:

While there’s no engine noise to contend with, an integrated beam-forming mic array in the headliner still offers noise reduction and echo cancellation during phone calls in noisy environments or when the windows are down.
I think the mics are for reducing noise for people on the other end of the call, not for active noise cancellation inside the Rivian itself. There are also no mentions of noise cancellation on the Meridian pages for the R1T and R1S.

Jaguar-Land Rover uses Meridian audio but is using a separate chip from Silentium to provide the processing needed for ANC. I don't think Meridian has the tech to do it on their own, and Rivian would need to add their own processing or add a chip like the Silentium ones that JLR is using. Since they're not talking about it, I assume it will not be a Rivian feature.
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My hope is that this Meridian sounds as good or better than the Bowers system found in Volvo’s XC90 and XC60… I’d be very pleased if that it the case!
 

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There is no evidence that there will be noise cancellation for driver and passengers. I think some have gotten hopeful about it being a feature, but I don't think it will be. Read the wording carefully:



I think the mics are for reducing noise for people on the other end of the call, not for active noise cancellation inside the Rivian itself. There are also no mentions of noise cancellation on the Meridian pages for the R1T and R1S.

Jaguar-Land Rover uses Meridian audio but is using a separate chip from Silentium to provide the processing needed for ANC. I don't think Meridian has the tech to do it on their own, and Rivian would need to add their own processing or add a chip like the Silentium ones that JLR is using. Since they're not talking about it, I assume it will not be a Rivian feature.
I’m not an audiophile, but it sounds like a combination of the different technologies provided by Meridian essentially perform the function of noise cancellation. Specifically looking at the intelli-q and re-q.

https://www.meridian-audio.com/abou...-meridian-audio-for-electric-suvs-and-trucks/
 

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I’m not an audiophile, but it sounds like a combination of the different technologies provided by Meridian essentially perform the function of noise cancellation. Specifically looking at the intelli-q and re-q.

https://www.meridian-audio.com/abou...-meridian-audio-for-electric-suvs-and-trucks/
Those are just advanced equalizer functions that adjust the volume to different speakers and adjust bass, mid, high, etc. level based on what all is going on in the cabin. The mics are probably used for that too, but as best I can tell, those functions are still not active noise cancelling. ANC requires specialized processing because it's not just adjusting levels, it's adding its own waveform to cancel ambient sounds.
 

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The items missing for really-good active noise reduction are sensors spread throughout the vehicle to measure noise before it gets to the interior. Those values are then compared to the sounds inside the vehicle, allowing determination of what is coming from outside, allowing creation of a waveform to cancel that. The Rivians may have such sensors, but I think that would have leaked by now. That said, nearly-really-good reduction, at least for the driver, can be done by using the mics installed for phone use, and good quality glass and behind the metal insulation can do a lot too, though those are of course not active.
 

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For anyone wondering what the seat storage compartments look like:
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This also looks like plenty of legroom in the back. The front seat is at the level of the B Pillar and there is plenty of room behind it especially given the elevated seat position
 

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From the story about the interior " The all-glass panoramic roof spans both rows and provides unobstructed views of giant redwoods and any other elevated natural beauty within eyeshot. The R1’s laminated glass is also engineered for durability and treated to block more than 99.9% of UV light. The same treatment also helps reduce overheating on summer days when the sun is beating down. "

No mention about the side and rear windows, but I'd be surprised if they weren't laminated safety glass.
 

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From the story about the interior " The all-glass panoramic roof spans both rows and provides unobstructed views of giant redwoods and any other elevated natural beauty within eyeshot. The R1’s laminated glass is also engineered for durability and treated to block more than 99.9% of UV light. The same treatment also helps reduce overheating on summer days when the sun is beating down. "

No mention about the side and rear windows, but I'd be surprised if they weren't laminated safety glass.
Good catch on the roof. Most vehicles don’t have laminated side glass. Those that do often put it in a package that costs extra. So I wouldn’t be surprised if rivian doesn’t have it — but if they do, that’s awesome
 

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There is a big safety advantage to not having all laminated glass: it’s significantly harder to get out of a car in a water submersion if none of the windows can be broken out with a window punch.
 

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I've cut through a lot of laminated glass (windshields). It is not quick compared to side widows that are often non-laminated. It's not perfect but it's not a huge deal either. First responders will get though the glass quickly when needed. We have the tools.
 

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This also looks like plenty of legroom in the back. The front seat is at the level of the B Pillar and there is plenty of room behind it especially given the elevated seat position
After seeing the numbers and the concerns here I was also a little concerned about the rear legroom. This will be my first truck and didn’t have much to compare it to expect for a couple friend’s Tacomas (rear legroom is awful) and another friends full size Ram. I decided this past weekend to go out and test drive some trucks and after driving a Chevy Colorado and a Ford Ranger (and also a Silverado-which was just entirely too big for me) both were comfortable for myself (6ft) and my 2 kids. It’s not going to be full size truck legroom room but that’s not what I am looking for, nor has Rivian ever claimed the R1T to be. I am no longer concerned about the Rivian’s legroom and quite excited about the over all mid-size+ it looks to be. It has just a little bit more than both the Colorado and the Ranger which seems perfect to me for the truck size. Obviously it’s not be perfect for everyone but having done some comparisons I am now even more thrilled to get my R1T…someday…“soon”
 

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Love the interior.

This thing is a rugged beauty
Me too! Very happy with all the interior details, definitely pleasantly surprised, very excited, all the creature comforts I “need” like heated and cooled seats, heated wheel
 

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Love the detail on the steering wheel controls, something you see in a Mercedes, Audi or Bentley.
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