NOISE-CANCELLING OF A DIFFERENT KIND
Parents disturbed by their children’s backseat bickering would be foolish to overlook QuarrelKancel, Skoda’s innovative noise-cancelling headrest system launched on April Fools’ Day as an exclusive option for the Karoq SUV.
The Czech tech solution to the problem of sibling squabbles during a car ride was conceived by Skoda’s Professor Si Lence and his colleague, Dr April Furst.
QuarrelKancel uses special speakers built into the front headrests, which monitor and respond to the in-cabin child decibel level. When activated by the harried daddy via the infotainment screen’s “Shhh!” button, the technology generates unique sound waves which block out the bickering and allow the parents seated in front to continue the road journey in relative peace. QuarrelKancel also has an automatic mode, which listens for the first signs of a juvenile argument and promptly cancels out the fracas.