STAMFORD, CT –HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), is a finalist in five categories of 2014 Telematics Update Awards. Driven by its leadership in navigation, connectivity, safety and security features, and cloud-based innovation, HARMAN tops the list as the Tier 1 supplier with the most nominations.

The HARMAN solutions included on the shortlist for the Telematics Update Awards are:

  • HARMAN’s ConnectedDrive solution for BMW (Best Navigation Solution) - As part of BMW’s latest electric vehicle series the i3 and i8, HARMAN’s ConnectedDrive delivers an all-electric car for daily use with innovative mobility services. At the centerpiece of BMW i Navigation Professional is the Driving Range Assistant with server-based calculated dynamic range map, which takes into account all factors that are important for route navigation: battery charge level, driving style, traffic conditions and topographic nature of the route, not just simply the distance to a destination. The system’s ability to manage battery life on an electric vehicle is unique to the market and gives consumers the easiest and most convenient driving experience as possible.
  • HARMAN Aha Cloud Platform (Industry Newcomer Award) - Recently unveiled at CES 2014, the HARMAN Aha Cloud Platform allows automakers to easily upgrade existing infotainment and audio systems to extend the lifespan of vehicles, giving the ability for drivers to upgrade in-car audio and infotainment systems, connect to cloud-based content more easily and consistently improve embedded software features.
  • Aha Radio by HARMAN (Best Telematics Content Aggregator) -Aha Radio seamlessly organizes and integrates your favorite content from the web into personalized, live and on-demand radio stations, bringing everything users love about the web into their cars.
  • HARMAN’s iOnRoad technology (Best Telematics Safety and Security Technology and Best Automotive Application) - iOnRoad offers automakers a suite of driving assistance functions including augmented driving, and collision and lane departure warnings. iOnRoad technology does not require dedicated hardware and runs on a variety of software platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux, strengthening HARMAN’s leadership in global infotainment systems.We are thrilled to be named as a finalistin five separate categories for this year’s Telematics Update Awards,” said Sachin Lawande, president, Infotainment Division at HARMAN. “These nominations further demonstrate our ability to push the boundaries of innovation in the car while continuing to disrupt the automotive industry for the benefit of consumers.”

Winners will be announced at the Telematics Update Awards Ceremony on June 3 in Detroit, Michigan prior to the start of Telematics Detroit 2014.


HARMAN ( designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the 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 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.