GENEVA – (GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW) – At the Geneva International Motor Show 2016, HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, will demonstrate its LIVS Connected Car Compute Platform for advanced, holistic vehicle intelligence with vehicle-to-x capability (V2X) based on RoadLINKTM technology from NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI). The wireless technology significantly improves road safety by alerting drivers of critical traffic situations well beyond the range of current production sensors, allowing drivers to “see” around corners, and through traffic obstacles such as big trucks ahead.
“HARMAN leads the industry as an end-to-end system integrator for automakers and technology suppliers to provide drivers intelligent, adaptable and predictive solutions in the car. We are proud to collaborate with NXP for a flexible and secure V2X solution as part of our leading compute platform to dramatically improve not only safety, but comfort and convenience,” said Phil Eyler, President, HARMAN Connected Car Division. “From easing traffic congestion to improving fuel efficiency, HARMAN is seamlessly integrating V2X capabilities into our connected car solutions for the benefit of automakers and drivers alike”.
V2X allows alerts to be delivered to vehicles from other cars and surrounding infrastructure, such as traffic lights and signage to warn drivers about potentially hazardous traffic situations ahead. The technology can detect hazards beyond the line of sight, even in difficult weather conditions, thus optimally complementing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) like radar or cameras. Messages can include blind-intersection collisions, road condition hazards, road works, presence of emergency vehicles, stationary or slow moving vehicles, traffic jams, and accident warnings, as well as traffic signals or signage indicators.
“We are very pleased that HARMAN has partnered with NXP utilizing RoadLINKTM for their connected car compute platform, recognizing the reliability, performance, and long range of our communications technology,” says Torsten Lehmann, Senior Vice President Car Infotainment and Driver Assistance, NXP. “This is another major milestone in NXP’s strategy to make traffic safer, smoother and cleaner, avoiding accidents and saving lives. NXP V2X chipsets will be on the road later this year in first OEM series cars.”
The V2X solution demonstrated by HARMAN and NXP as part of HARMAN’s Life-Enhancing Intelligent Vehicle Solution (LIVS) automotive compute platform is very reliable and provides real-time performance. It operates on IEEE 802.11p, a wireless communication standard designed for the needs of the automotive industry as it directly connects surrounding infrastructure and vehicles to each other in ad-hoc networks based on proximity to achieve immediate transmission and ensure reliable road safety communications. The V2X communication is protected against illegal attacks by NXP's V2X hardware security module and HARMAN’s comprehensive 5+1 safety architecture with hypervisor and firewall as an indispensable basis for all technologies and services, including OTA (Over the Air) update capabilities. The V2X application software runs on the i.MX 6Solo applications processor from NXP – a feature- and performance-scalable platform.
HARMAN at the Geneva Motor Show 2016
Visit the HARMAN showcase during the Geneva Motor Show 2016 for demonstrations of the company’s full portfolio of car audio systems and connected car solutions. The HARMAN showcase is located at the Rinspeed booth Nr. 6240 in hall 6.
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HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.5 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2015. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
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NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries.