Embedded Vision Summit Includes Automotive Innovators

April 28, 2015 by  
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embedded visionThe Embedded Vision Summit, May 12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, sponsored by the Embedded Vision Alliance, is scheduled to include two keynote presentations and six expert talks.

Speakers from Harman International, CogniVue, EyeTech Digital Systems, and Xilinx, will share insights on topics related to automotive vision.

The event is designed for product creators, innovators and business leaders interested in incorporating computer vision into applications including augmented reality and automotive safety. In addition to presentations by industry and technology experts, the Summit will feature a Technology Showcase with vision technology and application demonstrations from 30 companies. Before and after the Summit (on May 11 and May 13), Altera, ARM, BDTI and Synopsys will conduct in-depth workshops.

HARMAN International Uses Alfamation Solutions for Infotainment and Audio Manufacturing Testing

August 4, 2014 by  
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Alfamation announced at NIWeek 2014 that HARMAN International Industries, Inc. will use Alfamation Supernova Test Application Framework Software as a standard for infotainment and audio manufacturing test systems.

HARMAN engineers can create and manage diverse test cases using Alfamation SuperNova Test Application Framework, a fully integrated test environment built on National Instruments TestStand test management software engine.

“Manufacturing test plays a key role in ensuring that all HARMAN infotainment systems can rapidly adapt to product evolutions and meet the high standards our customers have come to expect,” said said Ehab Beshay, sr. manager AME test engineering, at HARMAN International Industries, Inc. “Alfamation has provided PXI-based functional test equipment for us globally and has displayed domain knowledge, innovation, and quality of service.”

Carmakers, suppliers and Linux developers collaborate to advance Linux in the auto industry

July 18, 2012 by  
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2nd Annual Automotive Linux Summit September 19-20 at the Heritage Motor Centre near Birmingham/UK.

By Rudolf Streif, Director of Embedded Solutions, The Linux Foundation

A major shift is underway in the automotive industry. Carmakers are using new technologies to deliver on consumer expectations for the same connectivity in cars as they have come to expect in their homes, offices and, in particular, their mobile devices. From dashboard computing to In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI), automobiles are becoming the latest wireless devices – on wheels.

HARMAN shows customizable, context-aware infotainment

March 6, 2012 by  
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VW models will include HARMAN systems

At the Geneva Motor Show HARMAN introduced a customizable, context-aware infotainment system that it demonstrated in the DOCK+GO concept car developed by Rinspeed.

HARMAN also announced that new versions of Volkswagen Group’s VW Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia will include HARMAN infotainment solutions.

HARMAN said its infotainment system automatically adjusts to drivers’ tastes and preferences, harnesses personalized entertainment and information from the web, and makes drives time easier, safer, and more productive by learning driving routes and habits.

Agero names Geiger Chief Technology Advisor

February 15, 2012 by  
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Former Harman International executive and chief technology officer Dr. Erich Geiger has been named chief technology advisor at Agero.

Dr. Geiger served as chief technology officer and executive vice president at Harman International Industries, Inc., and chief executive officer, Harman Becker Automotive Systems. Prior to joining Harman, he was chief technology officer for Thomson Consumer Electronics. He continues to serve as chief technology officer for Automotive Electronics at Johnson Controls, Inc.

“The transition to multi-modal mobility, accelerated expansion of broadband communications, increasingly sophisticated device integration, and the converging market for personalized mobility and cloud-based computing, positions Agero to be a leader in the market,” said Dr. Geiger.

Broadcom claims world’s broadest automotive Ethernet product portfolio

December 8, 2011 by  
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Ethernet automotive solution delivers 100Mbps over unshielded single twisted pair cable

Broadcom Corporation announced the world’s broadest automotive Ethernet portfolio, engineered to meet the rigorous qualifications and demands of the automotive semiconductor market. Broadcom’s BroadR-Reach® automotive portfolio delivers high-performance bandwidth of 100Mbps and beyond while dramatically reducing connectivity costs up to 80 percent(1) and cabling weight as much as 30 percent(2).

The Broadcom automotive Ethernet product portfolio consists of five devices including three highly integrated switches with embedded PHYs, and two stand-alone PHY solutions.  Each device in the automotive portfolio is designed to meet in-car EMC requirements and extreme automotive temperature grades. Broadcom is TS16949 compliant and AEC-Q100 qualification is currently under way.

HARMAN extends Android support

July 14, 2011 by  
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Addition of Android Open Accessory Protocol allows HARMAN to offer dashboard controls for connected smartphones and tablets




HARMAN International Industries announced that it supports the Android Open Accessory Protocol and claims to be among  the first major technology partner in the automotive industry to offer the new connectivity standard. With the Android protocol built into HARMAN’s automotive offerings, users can seamlessly control smartphone or tablet content – such as music, movies or navigation apps – through a car’s dashboard or steering-wheel controls.

Luxoft partners with Harman for infotainment

May 24, 2011 by  
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Luxoft said it is working with Harman International to conceive, design and develop automotive infotainment systems.

Luxoft has been involved in the maintenance of Harman’s current products, as well as the development of future products and platforms that are critical to meeting evolving consumer demands. Luxoft has dedicated more than 300 development experts, based mainly in its Ukraine Development Center, to work with Harman to meet its aggressive infotainment development goals.

HARMAN technology boosts social networking in Rinspeed electric concept car

March 2, 2011 by  
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HARMAN is lending its connectivity and audio solutions to help create the world’s first social networking vehicle – the Rinspeed BamBoo electric concept car.

The vehicle’s head unit includes the full functionality of HARMAN’s Aha Radio technology, which uses intuitive voice technologies and patent-pending predictive search technology to help reduce the distractions of accessing online and social media content. The Aha Radio application translates text-based digital content to voice and plays it back within the car, making driving safer and more comfortable. With Aha Radio, drivers and passengers can monitor traffic, hear Twitter and Facebook updates, play podcasts from their favorite channels, or listen to streaming music via the Internet or satellite.

HARMAN develops technology for SMS and email integration from smartphone to dashboard

January 10, 2011 by  
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HARMAN said its Automotive Division has developed technologies that can beam information such as emails and contacts from handsets and smart phones to HARMAN in-dash head units. Messages are then displayed on the infotainment system screen or read back aloud using a text-to-speech option, so drivers and passengers can stay connected with their digital lifestyle.

HARMAN supports devices from manufacturers including Nokia, Research in Motion (RIM), and others, as well as Android-based smart phones. HARMAN deploys the Message Access Profile (MAP), a Bluetooth standard used to exchange messages between devices. Developed in cooperation with RIM, MAP is approaching production readiness, according to HARMAN.

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