Samsung acquired HARMAN less than a year ago and is already leveraging the acquisition with new connected car solutions which were announced this year at CES. At the heart of the announcement is a trio of connected technologies for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets.
“Together with Samsung, we have increased innovation speed through scale, resources and competencies to help automakers focus on the car’s evolution from device-centric to experience centric,” said Dinesh Paliwal, HARMAN President and CEO. “HARMAN has the heritage and expertise in automotive, and collectively HARMAN and Samsung harness our best technologies and global scale to accelerate how we better serve the needs of automakers in this rapidly evolving automotive market.”
HARMAN Digital Cockpit Platform
There’s no question that digital touchscreens in vehicles are getting more complex and larger. The HARMAN Digital Cockpit platform is one of the new platforms unveiled at CES that further expand the connected experience in automobiles. The Digital Cockpit platform “can seamlessly integrate the instrument cluster with the center console via voice, haptic feedback, and physical knobs and steering wheel controls in a single, center screen for all vital vehicle information and features.”
The multi-display layout leverages HARMAN’s Ignite Platform and offers increased personalization by utilizing smartphones.
5G Automotive Telematics Solution
5G is the next evolution of cellular connectivity and HARMAN and Samsung are gearing up to deliver an industry first 5G-ready automotive solution. With speeds capable of 1 Gb/s, the two companies are utilizing 5G to deliver a safer Cellular V2X (C-V2X) solution for autonomous vehicles. In addition, HARMAN announced that a leading European automaker will be the first to use and implement the new 5G Automotive Telematics solution provided by HARMAN and Samsung.
Advanced Autonomous Driving Solutions
Finally, Samsung and HARMAN announced its new open and modular DRVLNE platform for LEVEL 3, 4, and 5 automation. The first advanced driver-assistance system product leverages Samsung’s camera technology background and HARMAN’s ADAS 360 solution and features lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and pedestrian warning algorithms.
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