Press Releases for Connected Car

Aha™ by HARMAN to Power Content in New Hondalink™ System

Aha™ by HARMAN to Power Content in New Hondalink™ System

July 18, 2012
PALO ALTO, CA– Aha™ by HARMAN, the infotainment platform that makes Web content as easy to use as radio is delivering content to HondaLink, a new personalized driving experience that streams a world of information and entertainment to Honda vehicles. Tens of thousands of stations from Aha, such as audiobooks, internet radio, on-demand music, news, entertainment, personalized points of interest information, Facebook and Twitter audio newsfeeds and much more will be available free to HondaLink users. Aha will be seamlessly integrated into the HondaLink mobile app and audio system-based interface system for a unified user experience.
New technologies to accelerate HARMAN’s connected car vision

New technologies to accelerate HARMAN’s connected car vision

June 12, 2012
HARMAN welcomes the recent announcements from Apple and Google regarding voice recognition and navigation tools for the automotive industry. HARMAN has a long history of collaboration and bringing new technologies to the automotive infotainment market. The Company also takes pride in being the first industry player to integrate Apple devices in embedded automotive head units. Automotive OEMs trust HARMAN’s expertise in integrating Personal Smart Devices, keeping safety & security considerations at the forefront. HARMAN was the first to collaborate with Apple in integrating A4A, meaning “Apple for Automotive”, for BMW.
HARMAN extends strategic relationship with China’s Geely Motors for infotainment and premium audio systems

HARMAN extends strategic relationship with China’s Geely Motors for infotainment and premium audio systems

April 23, 2012
Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2012 – HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), announced today three new automotive project wins with Geely Motors, one of China’s largest automakers and parent company of Volvo Cars. HARMAN will bring its leading connectivity and multimedia solutions to the infotainment system for Geely’s new mid-sized luxury SUV, as well as provide customized infotainment and premium audio systems for the automaker’s upcoming luxury sedan platform.
HARMAN to provide India’s Tata Motors with branded audio and infotainment solutions

HARMAN to provide India’s Tata Motors with branded audio and infotainment solutions

April 23, 2012
STAMFORD, CT / MUMBAI, INDIA – HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), announced a strategic multi-year relationship to develop and supply branded audio and infotainment solutions for TATA Motors (NYSE:TTM) India’s largest automobile company and parent company of Jaguar Land Rover. The agreement marks the first time an Indian automaker will bring premium branded audio and infotainment systems to the domestic market.
HARMAN Announces US $500M in Branded Audio and Infotainment Awards in China and India

HARMAN Announces US $500M in Branded Audio and Infotainment Awards in China and India

April 23, 2012
Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2012 – HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), announced today that it has finalized multi-year agreements with three leading domestic automakers in China and India to feature the Company’s branded audio and infotainment systems. The combined business, awarded by Geely Motors and BAIC Motors of China and Tata Motors of India, represents a record total of more than US$500M.
HARMAN introduces application delivery platform for Toyota Touch & Go multimedia system

HARMAN introduces application delivery platform for Toyota Touch & Go multimedia system

March 06, 2012
Geneva Motor Show - HARMAN (NYSE:HAR), the leading provider of premium audio and infotainment solutions, has developed an exclusive addition to its successful Toyota Touch & Go and Toyota Touch & Go Plus multimedia systems. Through a dedicated application delivery platform Toyota drivers now can take advantage of additional content and further applications to run on HARMANs navigation unit. To access the new functions the user visits the Toyota Customer Portal where he is able to choose between full system application software downloads and smaller applications. After downloading the applications onto an USB stick the car system can be updated immediately – an upgrade of the multimedia base unit is unnecessary!
HARMAN brings sound and safety together in the new Ferrari F12berlinetta

HARMAN brings sound and safety together in the new Ferrari F12berlinetta

March 06, 2012
Geneva Motor Show - HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group, brings its engineering excellence to the new Ferrari F12berlinetta which features an all-new Harman-designed and -built infotainment platform and JBL professional premium sound system. Ferrari unveils the new two-seat super car at the Geneva Motor Show and together with HARMAN will highlight the thrilling combination of speed, sound and safety. An integrated cluster display bears a new user interface specially designed with Ferrari. The HARMAN infotainment system gives you complete access and control to entertainment, navigation and communications. The core features are Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), “speech-to-text and text-to-speech options for SMS”.
A perfect match: new Porsche Boxster relies on infotainment system of HARMAN

A perfect match: new Porsche Boxster relies on infotainment system of HARMAN

March 06, 2012
Geneva Motor Show - HARMAN (NYSE:HAR), the premium global audio and infotainment group, provides further evidence of its role in driving the future of the automobile industry. The brand new Porsche Boxster debuts in Geneva in a world premiere and HARMAN is part of this exciting moment as the roadster is equipped with the latest generation of HARMAN’s infotainment system. It combines navigation with multimedia capabilities and provides seamless connectivity to corresponding smartphones.
HARMAN introduces the personalized dashboard at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show

HARMAN introduces the personalized dashboard at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show

March 06, 2012
Geneva Motor Show – Imagine a car that automatically adjusts to every driver’s tastes and preferences, harnesses a universe of personalized entertainment and information from the web, and makes your drive time easier, safer, and more productive by learning your driving routes and habits. Imagine all these capabilities available to a driver without the need to turn a dial, touch a screen, or even utter a word. This vision of a personalized, context-aware driving experience is brought to life by HARMAN, the leading provider of premium infotainment and audio solutions, through revolutionary customizable infotainment technologies on-board the DOCK+GO concept vehicle.
Volkswagen Group launches new versions of best-sellers VW Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia with next-generation Infotainment from HARMAN

Volkswagen Group launches new versions of best-sellers VW Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia with next-generation Infotainment from HARMAN

March 06, 2012
Geneva Motor Show – HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), announced today that Volkswagen AG will launch the new models of its best-sellers VW Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia with the next-generation infotainment systems from HARMAN. Volume of the contract is estimated at about 1.25 Billion US-Dollars. The new multimedia-driven system will offer a sophisticated set of features including dynamic and real-time Google Earth navigation, brilliant graphics on the basis of the high-performance NVIDIA® Tegra 2 chipset, Internet access, and wireless connectivity. An embedded flash memory will provide dynamic navigation data which may be updated as required for current access to routes and road information.
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