MUNICH –Car data provide fertile ground for new automotive business opportunities, but industry experts say several issues need to be addressed to realize the new revenue that automotive companies hope will compensate them for an expected longer term decline in new car sales. Participants at a “Monetizing Car Data” conference hosted here by the German Read More..
Visteon Corporation has held an inauguration ceremony for a new 6,500 sq-m facility in Karlsruhe, Germany, its lead technology hub for Europe. This technology centre will host advanced development of vehicle cockpit electronics, and will lead the development of the Visteon DriveCore autonomous driving platform [under testing, pictured]. The new facility will house 500 employees Read More..
The Harman Spark connected-car device is being offered to drivers in the US to enable location-based services, a 4G LTE wifi hotspot for up to eight devices, remote diagnostics, emergency crash assistance, in-app payments, geofencing, remote monitoring of the vehicle, parking reservations and more. It is marketed via telecomms provider AT&T at $79.99 with service Read More..
J.D. Power, supplier of consumer insights, data analytics and automotive industry advisory services, is forming an alliance with Harman to share in-car data from the Harman Ignite cloud platform. This will give insight into how customers interact with their cars’ digital services and the areas or functionalities which can be improved, the companies say, as Read More..
Great Wall Motors is to launch its first connected vehicle with a remote software updating service in 2019. The over-the-air (OTA) technology will be supplied by Harman, whose Remote Vehicle Updating Service has already been fitted in more than 25 million cars worldwide. The Harman technology allows for full monitoring and control of updates by Read More..
(Bloomberg) —Harman International Industries Inc. invested in a startup that makes projection displays that sit in front of car windshields, signaling a new area it plans to explore under the ownership of Samsung Electronics Co.The investment in Navdy Inc. is Harmanâ€™s first since agreeing to sell itself to Samsung for 8 billion dlrs last month. Read More..
Samsung said it plans to acquire Harman International for 8 billion dlrs in cash, givingÂ the Korean electronics giantÂ a bigger stake in the global connected car market. “Upon closing, the transaction will immediately give Samsung Â significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market for connected technologies, particularly automotive electonics, which has been a strategic priority Read More..
Visteon completed the sale of a climate control subsidiary as part of its strategy to become what it termed “a technology-focused pure-play supplier of automotive cockpit electronics and connected car solutions.” The Michigan-based automotive supplier also announced that it had appointed former top Harman International executive Sachin LawandeÂ as its new CEO, succeeding Tim Leuliette, who Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Harman unveiled a next-generation automotive infotainment platform that offers an HTML 5-based application environment. The premium audio and infotainment group said the platform will allow for faster development of connected apps and offer better network security. The system also integrates advanced driver-assistance functions. It will be in production cars within two years, Read More..
Harman is buying Interchain Solution, a technology company that should help the US premium audio and infotainment group expand its design and engineering footprint in the Indian market. Interchain, which is based in Bangalore, India, specializes in developingÂ telematics, fleet management, Android based in-vehicle infotainment and location-based solutions. Harman said the acquisition, which is expected to Read More..