GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW, Geneva – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR),the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets,is presenting its best-in-class connected car technologies for several of the world’s most prestigious automotive OEMs at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. By showcasing a wide range of connected car systems with leading OEMs, including its collaboration with Swiss think-tank Rinspeed, HARMAN is once again proving its status as one of the leading innovators and drivers in the connected automotive industry.
Rinspeed ΣTOS featuring the HARMAN LIVS platform
One of the HARMAN highlights at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is the European premiere of the Rinspeed ΣTOS featuring the HARMAN LIVS (Life-Enhancing Intelligent Vehicle Solution) compute platform for end-to-end connected car products and services. HARMAN LIVS brings intelligent connectivity features together for the connected car, offering integrated safety, telematics, cyber security and cloud services together with HARMAN’s industry-leading embedded compute model features such as navigation, multimedia and high performance radio and television tuners.
Thanks to its rotary controller, multi-touch screen and voice control, the powerful and fast infotainment system of the new Maserati Levante is easy to use. Its high-resolution 8,4” SVGA screen provides sharp 3D graphics for the navigation system and a user experience equivalent to smartphones. The one-shot voice control covers the whole system, including Car Play and Android Auto modes. The system offers true plug-and-play for iPhones and Android smartphones and is designed to provide the same human machine interface (HMI) experience across all user menus. The system enables dual Bluetooth pairing and phone status as well as Bluetooth music playback from any source. With HARMAN’s Aha Connected Services, the infotainment system in the Maserati Levante also offers millions of high definition quality Internet radios, audio books, online GPS, and more.
The infotainment system of the new Audi Q2 encompasses an 8” high-resolution TFT touch screen as well as a DAB tuner and plays music from a variety of sources, including Bluetooth audio, HDD jukebox and SD card. It also comes equipped with an LTE based Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers in the car and connects smartphones via the MMI app for additional services such as online media streaming and online radio. The navigation system supports real time traffic information, Google Earth, Google Street View, 3D city models and one-shot entry VR. All functions can be fully voice-controlled for a smoother and safer driving experience.
Porsche 911 Carrera, 718 Boxster and Macan
The infotainment system of the three new Porsches features a 7” / 16:9 high resolution TFT touch screen as well as a DAB tuner and plays music from a variety of sources, including Bluetooth audio, HDD jukebox and two SD cards. It also provides wireless Internet access to WiFi-enabled client devices and connects iPhones via Apple CarPlay as well as other smartphones supporting hands free profile (HFP) via Bluetooth. The navigation system supports real time traffic information, Google Earth, Google Street View, 3D city maps and landscape representation. In addition, the navigation system offers an automatic zooming function for a clearer view of intersections, real-time traffic information, dynamic route guidance through RDS/TM CPro and one-shot entry VR.
Mercedes C-Class Convertible
The NTG5 infotainment system is available in the newest member of the C-Class family, featuring an 8,4” high resolution touch screen as well as a DAB tuner and plays music from a variety of sources. The NTG5 system delivers state-of-the-art wired and wireless mobile device integration, including a WLAN hotspot and the ability to connect iOS and Android devices. Functions like seat heating and climate control and services like emergency and road side assistance calling can also be easily be controlled. The NTG5 supports Message Access Profile (MAP), equipping the vehicles with mobile office features such as e-mail and text messaging, which can be handled safely and intuitively via an animated 3D HMI with high-end graphics in HD resolution and HD video. The navigation system offers real time traffic information, 3D city models, Google Earth, Google Street View, 3D cities and one-shot entry VR.
The infotainment system of Seat’s first SUV features a HD resolution touch screen as well as a DAB tuner and plays music from a variety of sources, including Bluetooth audio, HDD jukebox and SD card. The navigation system supports 3D city models and one-shot entry VR.
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.