Harman infotains, navigates & CarPlays for BMW, Daimler, Ford, Fiat Chrysler & Hyundai

HARMAnHARMAN audio infotainment and navigation systems will be available in many luxury cars and more. Harman announced that is has new orders from BMW, Daimler AG and GAC Fiat in the first four months of 2015 totaling US$3.2 billion. Other car audio infotainment systems supplied by HARMAN are found in Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Geely, Hyundai and Ferrari

HARMAN offers navigation with over-the-air updates with route instructions, more accurate and up-to-date data, and integrated features for a safer and more intuitive experience. HARMAN features include Individual Sound Zones, HALOsonic noise management solution, QuantumLogic Surround, Logic7 and Clari-Fi (to improve digital music).

HALOsonic is a suite of active noise management solutions that work to improve noise levels and to enhance and contour sound inside and outside the vehicle. Two main sources of unwanted noise in the car come from the engine and the road. Not only do these sounds interfere with the in-car audio experience; they also increase fatigue and stress when driving.

On March 31, Harman International Industries, Incorporated announced it signed an agreement to acquire Bang & Olufsen Automotive car audio business. On March 2, the company acquired Redbend software to enable over-the-air updates.

ferrarittMore than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. In fact, the HARMAN website lists that it supplies systems for the Ferrari TT/California (JBL) and Hyundai Sonata. Each of these companies are currently offering or testing Apple CarPlay.

HARMAN cloud and Aha services recently introduced Aha Updates and Aha Analytics.  HARMAN and Pono Music partnered to bring the quality HD music to the automobile market with the help of Neil Young at CES.

HARMAN reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.