HARMAN's approach to embedded infotainment is focused on platform‐based design that utilizes a modular hardware structure optimized for upgradability. We offer solutions from highly‐integrated infotainment systems for the most luxurious in‐car experience, all the way to entry‐level solutions with basic but robust connectivity options.

Scalable, Next‐Generation Platform

HARMAN's fully featured next-generation scalable infotainment platform offers automakers a choice of operating systems and software ecosystems (QNX, Genivi, Linux, Android, HTML5, etc) accommodating downloadable applications to ensure the system remains "future proof". The platform supports full internal and external connectivity, including mirroring, Bluetooth, WiFi, LTE, and even V2X solutions. HARMAN's 5+1 multi-layer security framework with over-the-air updating capabilities offers best-in-class cyber security which ensuring the system offers maximum connectivity benefits. HARMAN's robust design also easily supports a multi-screen in-car environment, allowing the HARMAN platform to drive not only navigation but instrumentation clusters and rear-seat infotainment.

Smart Essentials Platform

HARMAN's Smart Essential's platform is cost-optimized to offer feature-rich, automotive-grade smartphone integration and scalable connectivity options, It enables automakers to use the same flexible infotainment platform to affordably address a diverse range of international markets and vehicle classes. Using the latest multi-core system-on-chip hardware, the platform is designed using a flexible Linux OS framework. It leverages today's smartphone experiences, including CarPlay and Android Auto, and supports Mirror Link integration for familiar and simple use of popular mobile applications. Moreover, for its Integrated Essentials Cockpit, HARMAN merges the Smart Essentials Platform with proven instrument cluster technology to offer a state-of-the-art single-display solution. The Smart Essentials Infotainment Platform is adaptable to a variety of vehicles ranging from entry to lower mid segment, and provides automakers with the best feature radio, with a range of options that meets virtually all global market-specific requirements.

Key Benefits to the Automaker:

Scalability / Upgradability
  • Enable future‐proof systems

Enable Broad Vehicle Platform Usage
  • High re‐usability / high volume across vehicle lines and segments

Reduced Cost
  • Enable Pre‐Qualification
  • Decouple and reduce development time/cycles

Long lasting experience and expertise
  • Continuous proof of concept with latest SoCs of all major silicon vendors