More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems, making up for 35 percent of the world’s cars. We are happy to share that our Car Audio and Connected Car solutions have been an integral part of systems and features that were recognized with a Car Connect Award across eight different categories by Germany’s Connect magazine, Europe’s leading special-interest magazine for the mobile and telecommunications market.
Selected by reader votes, the award winners represent the most important and top performing suppliers in categories including multimedia solutions, smartphone-integration, navigation systems, driving assistance systems and many more.
“To be voted for by such a large number of car-enthusiasts is truly inspiring and encourages us to continue to develop memorable audio experiences that enhance our customers’ lives,” said Michael Dončev, VP & General Manager SBU Audio EU, HARMAN. “We always strive to produce industry-leading technologies for our partners, and it’s fantastic to receive this kind of recognition as a great reward and motivator for our hard work.”Honoring HARMAN’s decades of deep expertise in acoustic design, tuning and signal processing, this award is another proof point of the company’s global audio technology leadership and role as a valued supplier to the world’s biggest automotive brands.Over 3,800 of readers were surveyed with an overwhelming 36 percent of readers voting for Bang & Olufsen’s bespoke 3D Advanced Sound System in the Audi Q7 and Audi A4, which is comprised of 23 loudspeakers with a total output of up to 1920 watts. Setting a new standard for car audio, the technology delivers a highly detailed and immersive sound experience throughout the cabin, elevating the driving thrill of the highly seductive Audi model.
On the Connected Car side, HARMAN-powered features integrated in infotainment systems received top three placements in various categories, including
- ‘Best In-Car Hotspot’, ‘Best Voice Control’ and ‘Best Connected Car’ as well as ‘Best Navigation Systems Ex Work’ with BMW, Audi and Mercedes, which have systems and services running on infotainment systems powered by HARMAN including the NBT Evo, MIB2 High and NTG5.
- Audi, Mercedes and Volkswagen won in the ‘Best Smartphone Connection’ category thanks in part to the HARMAN powered MIB2 High and NTG5 systems.