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Wind direction, humidity, turbulence and the proximity of the bar to the vehicle roof all play a part in producing noise and not all of these conditions can be replicated in the wind tunnel. So Whispbar had to be put to the test on the road as well. Testing was carried out on many different vehicles to prove what the wind tunnel testing was saying. The first attempt at solving this problem was an aerodynamic sleeve attached over the standard rectangluar section crossbar. This achieved limited success and was deployed on the S-bar product launched in This feature appeared on roof racks developed for a new Ford vehicle in Then in 2006 after further testing and development with the Canterbury University the beautiful wing shape was conceived and coupled with the flush fitting push-down infill was the breakthrough needed to develop an aerodynamically optimized and quiet roof rack. The development of Whispbar has required many hours of wind tunnel testing and validation as there are so many factors are involved with producing wind noise on roof racks meaning extensive testing was essential to validate the final unique wing shape of the bar. Full motor company endorsement of the new shape was quickly received with it going into production for the latest GM sedan in Australasia in the same year. What started as an idea in the late 1980's had finally come to pass after years of scientific testing and development; a quiet roof rack. We design and manufacture automotive carrying systems for the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers. These systems are supplied either as genuine accessories or original equipment for fitment during the building of new vehicles. Our focus is on working closely with OEMs to produce a roof rack system that looks good, works well and ultimately makes the car more desirable. We are often involved from the earliest stage of the process to create roof rack systems that integrate with the specific design of the new vehicle. Founded in 1975 by a former Air New Zealand and Rolls Royce aircraft engineer, Hubco began as a sports equipment manufacturer. The move to roof racks came in 1980 with the first system developed for the Mitsubishi Colt. From the first collaboration to the latest breakthrough product designs, our dedication to quality has never wavered. Our focus is on innovation and being first to market with new technology that sets the standard for automotive carrying systems. Our aviation heritage remains important and shows both in the aerodynamic styling of our latest product ranges and the wing shape of our brands. We believe the single most important issue facing the roof rack industry is the reduction of aerodynamic noise and drag. We have partnered with the University of Canterbury and Industrial Research Ltd on four major studies into the aerodynamic mechanisms that produce wind noise and the development of technology to reduce them.