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FCA selects Harman for connected vehicle platform

30 April 2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced that it will use Harman (Samsung) and Google technologies to deliver a new "ecosystem" that it says will enhance the connected life of FCA vehicle owners globally.


Harman to offer telematics solutions for GWM

17 April 2019

Harman a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has announced a continued partnership with the Great Wall Motor Company to be awarded next-generation digital cockpit platform and deliver next-generation infotainment, cybersecurity and over-the-air (OTA) solutions for the manufacturer’s latest vehicle line-up.


How Harman is harmonising 5G

1 April 2019

In our increasingly connected world, 2019 is predicted to be the year that 5G becomes a reality for users. In the automotive industry, some predict that this high-speed network will enable safety applications, more reliable connectivity, faster connectivity and a counteraction to network loads brought on by the increase in IoT devices. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews, we spoke to Vishnu Sundaram, Vice President, Telematics Business Unit, Harman Connected Car, to see if the hype is real for the automotive industry.


Harman on what 5G means for the auto industry

19 March 2019


Harman launches Smart Delta for Maps

6 March 2019

Harman has launched Smart Delta for Maps for connected vehicles.


Harman unveils innovative connected solutions at MWC 2019

25 February 2019


CES – Harman’s Ignite cloud platform expands ecosystem

18 January 2019

We heard at CES last week how Harman is expanding its Over-the-Air (OTA) offering to allow OEMs to effectively tackle the ever-growing security complexity of their software supply chain’s components. We also learned how its smart, secure technology is advancing personalised mobility that satisfies individual preferences. Continuing just-auto/QUBE series of interviews, we spoke to Oren Betzaleli, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Connected Services, Harman.


CES – Harman on tomorrow’s 5G connectivity opportunities

18 January 2019

As vehicles and infrastructure become more connected, new revenue-generating possibilities for players across the mobility ecosystem are emerging. Following its acquisition by Samsung in late 2017, Harman is well placed to help enterprises make the most of those opportunities. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we met with Gani Nayak, Senior VP Connected Car, Harman.


CES - Shifting gears from RPM to EPM with Harman

18 January 2019

Harman used the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week to showcase its expertise and latest innovations in connected car, audio and connected services technologies. The company says it is expanding the traditional measures of MPGs or RPMs to deliver what consumers today demand, namely Experiences Per Mile (EPM). Connected, personalised and adaptable experiences driven by technology, not horsepower, is the main differentiator of new vehicles, says the supplier. It further believes it is "democratising vehicle experiences" through solutions that enable smarter interactions, improve safety and security, and help automakers seamlessly scale offerings across car segments. To find out how, we met with Rashmi Rao, Senior Director Global Engineering, Advanced Product Development, User Experience, Connected Car, Harman.


Sounds right – Q&A with Harman Car Audio VP

18 January 2019

A number of automotive trends were evident at last week’s CES, notably how Artificial Intelligence, smart audio and voice control systems are shaping the in-car user experience. To learn more, we caught up with Bill Wyman, VP - Global Marketing – Car Audio, Harman.


2019 CES world debuts list

11 January 2019

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


CES – Harman ignites next era of car connectivity

10 January 2019

Just over a year ago, Harman International became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, the pair have since leveraged their combined teams and resources to drive future mobility forward. They are again using this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to reveal a variety of novel connected car solutions that support their joint mission to become the leader in connectivity and autonomous driving. We are at CES this week where Harman has taken over the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and filled its conference rooms with the very latest connected car and autonomous driving solutions. So let’s take a closer look at what’s on offer.


CES - Harman tech makes in-car conversations 'clearer'

8 January 2019

Harman says its new 'Premium Communications' technology aims to bring an end to raised voices in the car and annoying background noise from in-car calls.


Huemen creates human-centred, meaningful design for the connected car

4 January 2019

As the quality, quantity and variety of in-cabin features continue to rise, these attributes no longer provide the differentiation they once did. Instead, it is predicted that design and user experience will become key for automakers in setting a brand apart. A new design group, born from an established Tier One provider is intent on making its mark on the industry. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews, we spoke to Christian Schluender, VP and General Manager of Global Design at Huemen, to find out more.


Harman opens new office in Poland

9 November 2018

Harman has opened a new office facility in Lodz, Poland, with 350 engineers developing automotive solutions including the company’s summit car audio platform, Ignite platform, OTA software management and maps services.


Harman opens new Israel headquarters

30 October 2018

Harman has opened a new, 46,000 square feet facility, located in Hod Hasharon, Israel, which will serve as the headquarters for the supplier in the country.


Harman, JD Power to reveal consumer habits in the connected car

1 October 2018

Today’s vehicles offer a myriad of features and services but understanding how and if these are being used by consumers isn’t often truly understood by OEMs. With ever-increasing connectivity, it is now possible to acquire data about the vehicle’s performance and how it is being used, but how to access this information and its relevance is in the early stages. A new project between Harman and J.D. Power claims it can change this and provide OEMs and Tier Ones with an insight that could make cars safer, more relevant or offer a better user experience. We spoke to Sandip Ranjhan, Senior Vice President, Harman Connected Services about the alliance and its expectations for the project.


Harman names new VP of public affairs and communications

14 September 2018


The science of sound - How Harman is striking a chord in the small car segment

11 July 2018

Designing and developing a car audio system for a certain model is a complex process. Hitting the right note in the small car segment is particularly challenging for acoustic engineers with lots of things to consider. Changing the seat material alone can alter the acoustics in an otherwise identical cabin. Audio specialist Harman has worked closely with Ford to develop a premium sound upgrade for the new Fiesta. To learn more, we spoke to Greg Sikora, Harman ‘Golden Ear’ and Senior Manager, Head of Acoustic Systems Engineering Europe, Car Audio, and Stefan Varga, Harman ‘Golden Ear’ and Senior System Engineer Acoustic, Car Audio at Harman International.


Harman doubles its production capacity in China

30 April 2018

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has announced that phase II construction of Harman Automotive Electronic System (Suzhou) was successfully completed and the new facility officially began operations.


GWM selects Harman's OTA solutions

27 April 2018

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronic, has announced that Great Wall Motors (GWM) has chosen Harman to deliver its Remote Vehicle Updating Service (OTA) in the company’s vehicle launching in 2019.  This announcement was made at the Auto China 2018 show.


Harman on the Mercedes-Benz User Experience

24 April 2018

Most carmakers are working on ways in which to weave in some level of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and voice assistance into their model range. The Mercedes-Benz new A-Class incorporates the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), the carmaker's latest interactive telematics platform. This intelligent, voice-controlled infotainment system - co-developed with Samsung-Harman - is characterised by its ability to learn using AI. To learn more, we caught up with Harman’s Senior Vice-President of Operations Daimler, Connected Car Division, Gerhard Nuessle. In this interview, he explains the intricacies of the MBUX system and why he believes it will revolutionise the UX.


Harman opens new design centre in Mexico

13 April 2018

Harman Mexico has opened a new R&D facility in Queretaro, adding to Mexican locations in Juarez and Tijuana.


Harman announce engineering partnership with Samsung SmartThings

14 March 2018


Pitch perfect - Harman hits the right note on EVs

12 March 2018

Electric vehicles are quiet. Too quiet, say legislators, thereby posing a risk to pedestrians and cyclists. So new legislation is swinging into force next year mandating all hybrid and EVs to generate a certain level of noise when travelling electric at low speeds. We discuss the implications of these new sound regulations and the opportunities they present to OEMs with Harman’s Rajus Augustine, Global Director of Business Development for HALOsonic - Harman’s suite of active noise management technologies.


Hands-On Tech - BMW 5-Series

2 February 2018

Welcome to the fourth feature in our newest reporting series. Our Hands-On Tech, or HOT, Reports take you through the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail and look to benchmark the connectivity functionality based on various test criteria. This month we take a closer look at the BMW 5-series. With more functionality than any other car we have tested to-date, BMW is definitely moving in the right direction in aligning a great connected user experience and safe driving. 


CES - How Samsung is shaping the future of autonomous driving

29 January 2018

Samsung Electronics recently established the Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, a $300-million fund focused on connected car and autonomous technologies. In addition to the fund, Harman, a Samsung subsidiary, has established an autonomous/ADAS business unit which works with the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Centre Smart Machines team to develop technologies for safer, smarter, connected vehicles. To learn more, we met with Dave Anderson, director of technology, Smart Machines, Strategy & Innovation Centre, Samsung Electronics.


CES - Harman VP on cool car audio trends

23 January 2018

Since Harman was acquired by Samsung for US$8bn last year, it has evolved into an even bigger audio powerhouse. During the most recent CES, Harman took over the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas and filled its conference rooms with the very latest in-car audio equipment. We sat down with Bill Wyman, Harman’s VP of global marketing for Car Audio, to learn more about its showcase and some current trends in the car audio marketplace.


CES - Harman EVP on the next level of car connectivity

17 January 2018

Just under a year ago, Harman International became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, the pair have already leveraged their combined teams and resources to drive future mobility forward. They used the most recent CES to reveal a variety of novel connected car solutions that support their joint mission to become the leader in connectivity and autonomous driving: connecting the lives of people, whether at home, on the go, or together in the car. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we sat down with Mike Peters, executive vice president and president, Connected Car, Harman to learn more about the company’s showcase.


Samsung introduces new Drvline platform

9 January 2018

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Harman International Industries, Inc. news

FCA selects Harman for connected vehicle platform

30 April 2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced that it will use Harman (Samsung) and Google techno...


Harman to offer telematics solutions for GWM

17 April 2019

Harman a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has announced a continued partnership wi...


How Harman is harmonising 5G

1 April 2019

In our increasingly connected world, 2019 is predicted to be the year that 5G becomes a reality f...


just-auto Plus only Harman on what 5G means for the auto industry

19 March 2019

In our increasingly connected world, 2019 is predicted to be the year that 5G becomes a reality f...


Harman has launched Smart Delta for Maps

6 March 2019

Harman has launched Smart Delta for Maps for connected vehicles. The new product will allow ca...


just-auto Plus only Harman unveils innovative connected solutions

25 February 2019

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, focused on connected tech...



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