Harman has acquired substantially all the assets of Savari, a Silicon Valley-based automotive technology company developing vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) technology in 5G Edge and automotive devices.

Savari’s software and hardware technology will increase Harman’s automotive telematics and ADAS capabilities, as well as expand the company’s work in 5G Edge, multi-access edge computing (MEC) and smart infrastructure solutions.

“Sensor technology is a core building block to propel the future of advanced mobility and automated driving,” said Harman Automotive Division president, Christian Sobottka.

“The integration of connected cars, cities and devices is only possible through a comprehensive software and hardware stack including sensors, 5G connectivity, edge computing and more.”

“Adding Savari’s MEC technology and team of experts is an important component as we continue to build an open platform based on 5G and V2X, working with several partners across the industry to meet the needs of our customers globally.”

Savari deploys V2X sensor solutions and edge-based analytics for automotive and smart infrastructure, including Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, Vehicle-to-Phone for pedestrians and bicyclists, Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Infrastructure-to-Phone. Savari’s hardware and software are radio agnostic, designed to fit any standards-compliant radio.

“Harman is the foremost connected technologies and automotive mobility leader, with the brand strength, scale and resources to accelerate V2X and 5G Edge platforms to market,” added Savari founder and CEO, Ravi Puvvala.

“I look forward to joining Harman, and working with their ecosystem of customers and partners, to advance the future of our connected infrastructure.”

Savari employees will join Harman on closing of the deal and will be integrated into its Automotive Division.