For nearly 70 years, HARMAN has been at the leading edge of developing many of the inventive technologies and solutions that enable a connected, digital lifestyle. From advanced in-car displays and Over-the-Air Updates to cloud and telematics solutions, our designers and developers have consistently pushed the boundaries to deliver high-quality, powerful experiences to our automotive and enterprise customers, and have gained some well-deserved recognition along the way. Read on to take a look at some of the milestones and highlights we’ve accomplished in just the last six months…

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Accelerating Safer, Connected Mobility Experiences
This spring, our Automotive Team announced the active deployment of HARMAN’s Device Virtualization for Connected Vehicles, which offers a seamless digital, in-car experience for consumers while ensuring the safety and security of vehicles. With the ability to streamline connected technologies, the opportunities to create brilliant, future-forward experiences in the vehicle are nearly limitless – and by the end of 2021, HARMAN’s Device Virtualization solution will be deployed in countless vehicles around the world.

Additionally, our automotive technology offerings were supplement further this year with the announcement of HARMAN Savari, a suite of automotive solutions focused on V2X communications technology in 5G Edge and automotive devices. Now – and especially as 5G continues to unlock a new era of connectivity and personalization across the smart mobility ecosystem – HARMAN Savari will increase in-vehicle communications speed, external vehicle communication, and lower latency across the spectrum.

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Bringing Connectivity to the Next Level at EcoMotion 2021
In June, HARMAN’s Senior Director, Head of Product and Business Development, OTA and Cyber, Hadas Topor Cohen participated in a panel discussion focused on the power of 5G, the opportunity to expand cellular vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, and the impact these technologies will have on driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety. With our sights set on the future, Hadas stressed the fact that the most important digital device won’t be in our pockets in 10 years, it will be in our driveways.

Our General Manager, OTA and Cybersecurity, Michael Geva also took to the virtual stage at EcoMotion, sharing an exclusive presentation on taking a proof-of-concept (POC) from idea to millions of units of production, in a session titled, “From POC to a Million Dollar Deal.” During the workshop audience members examined product development through both a business and a legal lens to determine what exactly makes a good POC.

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Achieving Award-Winning Success
Last year, in the face of significant global supply chain volatility as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, HARMAN relied on our Analytics team for rapid analytics empowerment, insights, and outcomes to help solve some of the organizations’ most pressing challenges. By addressing challenges swiftly, providing deeper visibility into business developments in real time, and leveraging insights from data analytics, our Analytics Team was able to successfully address the immediate challenges and risks that COVID-19 introduced to our workforce, suppliers, manufacturing plants, and customers. In recognition of their hard work and dedication, HARMAN’s Analytics team was named to the Drexel LeBow Analytics 50, an annual award that recognizes organizations using analytics to solve business challenges presented by Drexel University LeBow College of Business.

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This summer, our Digital Transformation Solutions (DTS) team took home three NASSCOM Engineering & Innovation Excellence Awards at the Engineering R&D Showcase in India. Selected by a jury of industry experts, HARMAN Amplify, the first AI-powered Smart Femto cell solution, was recognized as the Next-Gen Product of the Year, our Connected Life Safety services received the Service Delivery Excellence of the Year award, and AccuAlertMe, our social distancing enablement platform, was named the Social Impact Solution of the Year.

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Last but certainly not least, our very own Chris Ludwig, Vice President of the EPIC Experience Team at HARMAN, received the Automotive Hall of Fame’s 2021 Industry Influencer Award! During the awards ceremony this month, Chris was recognized for his work driving the vision and execution of the total in-car experience through sound, technology and design – including his work on AKG branded audio systems with Cadillac and advanced functionality subsystems in vehicles.

At HARMAN, we have always said that our greatest asset is the group of incredibly talented and dedicated team members who work here. Their commitment to innovation and success continue to push HARMAN to the forefront of connected experiences and the next era of mobility – and we have so much more in store for this year. To stay up to date on all the latest news and announcements from HARMAN the rest of the year, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.