HARMAN at CES today launched the HARMAN Ignite Marketplace, HARMAN ExP Integrated Solution Suite and EV Plus+ Solutions.
EV Plus+ Solutions overcomes traditional EV barriers to elevate entertainment, communication and cabin comfort experiences without compromises – for the first time.The EV optimized architecture provides premium audio performance using less power & half the parts of traditional systems; introduces on-de mand delivery of software-based premium experiences.
HARMAN ExP Integrated Solution Suite creates comprehensive connected driving solutions by bundling core technologies into one unified offering. These solutions enable cohesive vehicle experiences – not just one-off driving features , deliver seamless connectivity and make time in the car time well spent.
HARMAN ExP solutions will feature a specially-curated collection of connected car, audio and service technologies to create experiences that deliver specific driver benefits, such as well-being, enjoyment, social connection, accomplishment and more.
The company announced its HARMAN ExP Integrated Solution Suite, a new audio and communications solutions bundle designed specifically for the fast growing electric vehicle (EV) segment and their eco-conscious owners. The solutions overcome challenges unique to EVs and offer consumers a no-compromise level of entertainment, communication and comfort, flexibly and sustainably.nnounced its EV Plus+ Solutions, a new audio and communications solutions bundle designed specifically for the fast growing electric vehicle (EV) segment and their eco-conscious owners. The solutions offer consumers a no-compromise level of entertainment, communication and comfort, flexibly and sustainably.
HARMAN also unveiled a new ADAS use case, called Vehicle-to-Pedestrian, which forewarns automobile drivers and pedestrians to potential safety conflicts through the use of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology. Part of HARMAN’s safety system technologies, Vehicle-to-Pedestrian can be enhanced through 5G-fueled C-V2X networks, which in the coming years will enable all-new in-car experiences.
Vehicle-to-Pedestrian can work on low latency 5G peer-to-peer signals to identify objects in the vehicle’s path through proximity scanning. Similarly, pedestrians or cyclists with a C-V2X-enabled mobile device will also receive an alert that a vehicle is entering their path. As a result, vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists can be alerted to potential safety conflicts even in situations where advanced cameras can’t see obstructions – such as around corners, or through parked vehicles.
HARMAN’s Vehicle-to-Pedestrian is only one of many safety enhancements enabled by V2X technology, which has defined the peer-to-peer communications protocols that enable situational awareness between vehicles. Now, with the maturation of 5G technologies and networks, C-V2X creates new opportunities for vehicles to communicate with even more of their surroundings – including other vehicles, road infrastructure and control systems, as well as low visibility road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
User experience in the vehicle is often limited by embedded infotainment systems that do not offer significant choice or personalization opportunities for the driver or passenger. The HARMAN Ignite Marketplace optimizes the driving experience by enabling access to a comprehensive ecosystem of cloud-based applications and services, thereby providing a connected vehicle experience that feels tailor-made to individual needs and preferences. Today, the HARMAN Ignite Marketplace includes media content, point-of-interest solutions, messaging applications and a voice assistant designed for the vehicle, all of which are all available on the HARMAN Ignite Cloud Platform.
HARMAN Ignite Marketplace creates smart, personalized experiences for automotive customers by focusing on three categories:
- Media Content: A variety of premier media and content providers ensure drivers and passengers can enjoy access to their favorite music, podcasts, news and more.
- Crowdsourced Point of Interest (POI) content: Integration with business directory services and crowd-source review platforms makes it easy to discover restaurants, shopping and local services – while leading travel and booking platforms let drivers and passengers find travel spots, hotels and more right from their vehicles.
- Messaging: Integration with leading communication solutions help drivers stay in touch while on-the-road in a way that is safe, but also accessible and intuitive to use while driving.
HARMAN Ignite Marketplace will also be featured at HARMAN’s CES 2020 exhibit as part of the company’s HARMAN ExP solutions demonstratio