GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2015 – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group, is expanding its collaboration with Land Rover to deliver the latest generation of infotainment to the Range Rover Evoque.
The range of improvements engineered into the 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque InControl™ infotainment system by HARMAN includes a series of new convenience features designed to offer drivers and passengers a more intuitive experience. Commanding the infotainment system is made easier with the introduction of natural language interaction, so that everyday phrases and instructions can be used for tasks such as entering destination and routes and operating radio functions. A range of features are standard to the system’s navigation capabilities, including powerful 3D imaging, point-of-interest data, as well as route alternatives, lane-guidance, road name announcement and traffic events read out.
As well as providing a full media experience with radio (FM/AM/DAB/HD), USB, AUX, SDARS, iPod™, Bluetooth audio, video and image player, the system integrates a range of connectivity features through Land Rover’s InControl™ system. The system includes access to many popular smartphone apps, WiFi connectivity, climate control functions and more.
“We are delighted to extend our strong partnership with the Jaguar Land Rover Group, and we remain committed to delivering world-class innovation to the entire JLR team,” said Sachin Lawande, President, HARMAN Infotainment Division. “As vehicles become increasingly connected, HARMAN will remain focused on ensuring that embedded infotainment solutions offer the ultimate in usability, safety, and security.”
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.