HARMAN Ignite Cloud Platform Wins Best Telematics Product Award and Continues to Gain Traction with Automotive … – Business Wire (press release)

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HARMAN
International
, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive,
consumer and enterprise markets, won the 2017 TU-Automotive Award in the
category of Best Telematics Product or Service for its HARMAN Ignite
platform. The TU-Automotive Awards recognize leaders pushing the
automotive industry forward through innovation, industry engagement and
quality products and services. The HARMAN Ignite platform continues to
gain momentum within the industry – as it is being leveraged by 23
global OEMs and 15 Tier-1 and aftermarket partners, delivering services
to more than 17 million vehicles in 70 countries.

Developed by HARMAN’s Connected Services division, the HARMAN Ignite
Platform is an end-to-end solution that enables connectivity, device
management, application enablement, analytics and managed services
capabilities. It allows automakers, dealers and service providers to
introduce and easily deploy new cloud applications and services.

HARMAN Ignite is both scalable and modular, enabling OEMs to initially
purchase a base set of functionality – and through their partnership
with HARMAN – build on that core base with additional services and
capacity as needed. This platform targets the existing and future
demands for scalability, security and flexibility in the provisioning of
connected car services and applications.

“HARMAN is offering a single cloud platform designed specifically for
automotive services and technologies. HARMAN Ignite offers OEMs a
scalable and flexible path to differentiation. This is a major advantage
for OEMs as the automotive industry faces major change,” said Roger
Lanctot, associate director, global automotive practice, Strategy
Analytics.

Examples of automotive solutions that are based on the HARMAN Ignite
platform are:

  • Vehicle Connect: Allows a vehicle to communicate through the
    cloud with other platforms such as smart homes, smart infrastructures
    and other vehicles – which helps simplify, streamline and enhance user
    experiences.
  • Cloud-Based Driver Profile: Leverages the cloud to set
    preferences for content in any vehicle the consumer accesses. This
    solution leverages predictive learning in the vehicle to adjust
    preferences, provides access to third party services regardless of
    vehicle and accommodates cloud portability of preferences and identity.
  • Car-as-a-Service: Delivers a cloud service enabling Car
    Sharing, Ride Sharing and Fleet Management models.
  • Vehicle Health and Diagnostics: Offers insights into vehicle
    health to help build relationships with car owners and improves car
    performance while increasing dealer service revenue.
  • Content Personalization: Delivers personal content
    intelligently during a driver’s commute.
  • Vehicle Analytics: Provides insight into vehicle usage/quality
    issues for an individual or group of users.

“We are honored and excited to be recognized for our leadership in
connected services and technologies with a TU-Automotive Award. HARMAN
team members continually strive to develop innovative solutions and
services that meet and exceed the expectations of our automotive
customers. These solutions enhance the driver user experience and
leverage key technologies including analytics and OTA to create new
capabilities and revenue streams,” said Sanjay Dhawan, president of
HARMAN Connected Services.

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and
solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide,
including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise
automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.
With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®,
Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles,
musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the
world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped
with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power
billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated
and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile.
HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the
Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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© 2017 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights
reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are
trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered
in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG
Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries.
Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without
notice.

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