Harman introduces Sherlock AI system to help its designers and engineers find and put things together more quickly

Harman International, a design and engineering company which supplies a range of products and services to automotive companies, has introduced a new artificial intelligence system into its company. The AI system, Sherlock, is described as a “virtual colleague” for Harman employees, and is said to have completely redefined the innovation management workflow in some of … Continue reading Harman introduces Sherlock AI system to help its designers and engineers find and put things together more quickly

Harman invests in Navdy to launch augmented reality displays on car windscreens

Harman’s partnership with Navdy will give it exclusive rights to sell co-branded, aftermarket heads-up display devices to automotive manufacturers Harman, the connected technologies company for the automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, says it will offer an aftermarket augmented reality driving device to automotive manufacturers through a strategic partnership and investment in Silicon Valley innovator Navdy. As part … Continue reading Harman invests in Navdy to launch augmented reality displays on car windscreens

Samsung buys Harman to enter connected and autonomous car race

The biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world has signalled its intention to enter the globally accelerating connected and autonomous car race. Samsung, which makes the Galaxy phone among others, has agreed to buy Harman, the manufacturer of incar entertainment equipment and other products. The total value of the purchase is will be $8 billion, according to … Continue reading Samsung buys Harman to enter connected and autonomous car race

Harman and Airbiquity launch ‘first end-to-end cyber intrusion detection system’ for connected vehicles

Harman, a provider of connected technologies for automotive markets, and Airbiquity, which specialises in connected vehicle services, have launched what they claim is the first automotive grade end-to-end intrusion detection system for connected vehicles. The companies say that with the increasing dependency on software to power vehicle systems and features, cybersecurity has become a threat to connected … Continue reading Harman and Airbiquity launch ‘first end-to-end cyber intrusion detection system’ for connected vehicles

Harman and NXP to demonstrate secure vehicle-to-x communication technology

Harman International Industries is planning to demonstrate its Connected Car Compute Platform for advanced, holistic vehicle intelligence with vehicle-to-x capability (V2X) based on RoadLink technology from NXP Semiconductors. The wireless technology significantly improves road safety by alerting drivers of critical traffic situations well beyond the range of current production sensors, allowing drivers to “see” around … Continue reading Harman and NXP to demonstrate secure vehicle-to-x communication technology

Samsung reveals new Drvline platform for autonomous driving

Samsung Electronics has introduced its new Samsung Drvline platform, positioning itself as the go-to partner for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) providers in the autonomous driving market. The Drvline platform is an open, modular, and scalable hardware and software-based platform, which is a valuable solution for automakers because it can … Continue reading Samsung reveals new Drvline platform for autonomous driving

An introduction to product design and development for manufacturing

Many people have ideas, but actually producing something – sketch, prototype, then final product – from those ideas, and having it mass-manufactured, is a hugely complex, time-consuming and expensive process. If that product is an electronic and semiconductor technology-based hardware-and-software product, which is increasingly in demand these days, then that’s an even higher level of … Continue reading An introduction to product design and development for manufacturing

‘Virtual dashboard’ sounds better than ‘human-machine interface’

A human-machine interface is a computer screen through which a human can control a machine. It can be a screen on a tablet computer or a desktop computer, or even a wearable, like a smartwatch. The majority of HMIs in the industrial sector take the form of tablet computers, though there are also many desktop HMIs, … Continue reading ‘Virtual dashboard’ sounds better than ‘human-machine interface’

Google’s new products intensify competition in home automation market, says IHS Markit

  New Google Home Mini and Max deepen battle with Amazon at both ends of smart speaker market while Apple’s HomePod faces increasingly competitive environment  Two new smart speakers were announced at Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone launch event, closing the gap with Amazon in terms of market-penetrating low-end affordability of its smart speakers.  The first … Continue reading Google’s new products intensify competition in home automation market, says IHS Markit

ABB integrates Amazon and Sonos technology into its smart home products

  ABB has partnered with Amazon and Sonos to add new functions to its home automation range of products, collectively called free@home.  ABB claims to be the leading home automation company in the German market, and the company is apparently looking to expand into new geographies, possibly including the US. Its free@home range includes a … Continue reading ABB integrates Amazon and Sonos technology into its smart home products

Samsung strengthens interest in autonomous driving with $300 million investment fund

Samsung has created a $300 million fund to build on a number of earlier investments in auto-related startups and technologies.  Earlier this year, the electronics giant bought Harman, a premier supplier to original equipment manufacturers in the automotive sector. The two companies have now jointly launched a new strategic initiative, focused on developing innovations for … Continue reading Samsung strengthens interest in autonomous driving with $300 million investment fund

Samsung acquires permission to test autonomous vehicles in the US

Electronics giant Samsung has acquired a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, according to a report by Reuters.  The company is spending $8 billion acquiring Harman, which makes in-car entertainment technology and other car components. Harman is what is called a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive trade, which means that they are one of … Continue reading Samsung acquires permission to test autonomous vehicles in the US

Opinion: How the ‘digital cockpit’ will improve user experience, both now and in autonomous vehicles

By Arvin Baalu, vice president of the integrated digital cockpit platform group at Harman International As the automotive industry continues on the road to autonomous vehicles, user experience will be a decisive purchase factor. Harman believes that key to achieving positive user experiences will be an integrated digital cockpit that ensures the “driver” does not … Continue reading Opinion: How the ‘digital cockpit’ will improve user experience, both now and in autonomous vehicles

How Burger King’s OK Google ad exposed flaws in home automation

Burger King recently decided to try something different to promote its classic Whopper. The fast food giant aired a commercial in which a Burger King employee who says he doesn’t have time to talk about all of the ingredients in a Whopper comes up with another way for customers to learn about its ingredients. The … Continue reading How Burger King’s OK Google ad exposed flaws in home automation

Evolution of the machines: How connectivity is transforming the car

By Andrew Till, vice president, technology, partnerships and new solutions, Harman Connected Services The connected car revolution is here and soon we could see these machines evolving during their own lifecycle thanks to over-the-air software updates. Connectivity is rapidly transforming the way we consume goods. It’s even challenging the very concept of ownership, as the … Continue reading Evolution of the machines: How connectivity is transforming the car