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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.


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. 


What draws Samsung to Harman?

22 November 2016

Samsung Electronics is currently embroiled in a crisis over a range of its cell-phones that can catch fire. However, it has also announced an audacious US$8bn planned purchase of Harman. What's driving the strategy?

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


Harman launches Smart Delta for Maps

6 March 2019

Harman has launched Smart Delta for Maps for connected vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Harman unveils innovative connected solutions at MWC 2019

25 February 2019

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, will showcase the next evolution in digital experiences at MWC 2019. As connected technologies become...


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.


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.


just-auto Plus only Harman names new VP of public affairs and communications

14 September 2018

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced that effective immediately, Darrin Shewchuk will serve as vice president of Public Affairs and...


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 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.


just-auto Plus only Harman announce engineering partnership with Samsung SmartThings

14 March 2018

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced its engineering partnership with Samsung SmartThings, the industry leader for consumer IoT...


just-auto Plus only Samsung introduces new Drvline platform

9 January 2018

Samsung Electronics introduced its new Samsung Drvline platform, positioning itself as the go-to partner for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) providers in the autonomous driving market. The Drvline platform is an open,...


just-auto Plus only Harman unveils unique connected car solutions at CES

9 January 2018

It hasn’t been a year since Harman International became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and the two companies have already leveraged their combined teams...


just-auto Plus only Harman presents new sensor detection capabilities for autonomous vehicles at CES

9 January 2018

Harman International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, is demonstrating at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas new detection capabilities, part of the...


just-auto Plus only Harman launches new Harman Ignite, cloud-based platform

9 January 2018

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced the launch of the next generation of Harman Ignite, the first fully integrated, cloud-based...


Samsung/TTTech to develop new platform for ADAS/AV systems

14 September 2017

Samsung Electronics has announced a strategic partnership with TTTech, a company from the field of networking and safety controls.


just-auto Plus only Samsung steps into autonomous driving technologies

14 September 2017

Samsung Electronics, established the Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, a new US$300m fund focused exclusively on the automotive market. The Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund will focus on connected car and autonomous technologies, including smart sensors,...


just-auto Plus only Harman launches Remote Vehicle Updating OTA version 11 solution

14 September 2017

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced the launch of Harman’s Remote Vehicle Updating OTA version 11 solution, based on...


FRANKFURT - Maserati switches to EPS to enable new ADAS functions

13 September 2017

Maserati has switched its Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante models to electric power steering (EPS) for the 2018 model year, enabling new driver assistance systems (ADAS).


just-auto Plus only Harman appoints new director of Public Affairs

18 August 2017

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, named Tom Mooney as director of Public Affairs. Based in Washington DC, Mooney will report directly to...


just-auto Plus only Tata Nexon to flaunt five new features

24 July 2017

Tata Motors’ much awaited SUV, the new Nexon, will flaunt a host of segment firsts and design rich features. Distilling fine points of auto design that accentuate modern India and its global citizens, the Nexon boasts best-in-class technology and...


just-auto Plus only NXP/Harman extend partnership over connected car technologies

22 June 2017

NXP Semiconductors NV, the number one global leader in car infotainment semiconductors and automotive semiconductors and Harman International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics focused on connected technologies, expand their 15-year...


Harman introduces new Smart Telematics Gateway solution

9 June 2017

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has announced a Smart Telematics Gateway solution, designed to ensure vehicles have not only an advanced connectivity solution but also have the ability to update any automotive Electronic Control Unit (ECU) through a secure, wireless connection.


Harman and Baidu combine for AI in China

20 April 2017

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung focused on connected technologies for the automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, says it is 'pleased to announce it has expanded its relationship with Baidu, the Chinese Internet and web services company, to jointly develop new cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions aimed at Chinese automakers'.


just-auto Plus only Harman introduces new Digital Cockpit Platform

20 April 2017

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced a new platform solution that intelligently integrates all of a car’s digital displays and the...


just-auto Plus only Harman expands its connected car/in-car audio business in China

20 April 2017

Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has signed new contracts with Great Wall Motors, GAC Group and SAIC-GM-Wuling Motors for expanded connected car and...


Samsung Electronics completes Harman take over

13 March 2017

Samsung Electronics has completed the previously announced acquisition of Harman International Industries.


Harman introduces dynamic map layers solution platform for automakers

7 March 2017

Harman says its new dynamic map layers solution identifies differences between on-board map data and real-world information being captured through a vehicle's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), navigation system and on-board sensors.


just-auto Plus only Harman/VMware to deliver IoT solutions for enterprises

2 March 2017

At Mobile World Congress 2017, Harman the premier connected technologies company for the automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and VMware a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced a collaboration to deliver simplified and...


just-auto Plus only Harman integrates Apple CarPlay through wireless connection

24 February 2017

Harman International Industries, incorporated the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, on 23 February 2017 announced the successful commercial implementation of Apple CarPlay integration through a wireless...


just-auto Plus only Harman/Ultrahaptics jointly develop mid-air haptic system

17 February 2017

Harman International, the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, on 16 February 2017 announced the development of a mid-air haptic feedback system, developed in partnership with Ultrahaptics, an organisation...

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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 launches 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 at MWC 2019

25 February 2019

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


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 Intelligenc...



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