DETROIT – After bowing on several concept cars during the 2001 and 2002 auto show circuits, flat-panel audio speakers are ready to make their way into production vehicles beginning 2004. Buick Bengal concept was among first to use NXT’s flat-panel audio speakers. That’s the word for NXT plc, the U.K.-based developer of SurfaceSound speaker technology. NXT’s SurfaceSound system made its debut as an automotive application on General Motors Corp.’s Buick Bengal and Cadillac Cien ...

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