The groundbreaking system illustrates synergy between smartphone and embedded infotainment capabilities and is available through select OEMs
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While other implementations of Apple CarPlay have been supported through a USB connection to-date, HARMAN is the first to enable wireless implementation with the iPhone connecting via Bluetooth and data transferring via WiFi. The HARMAN infotainment system provides flexibility between native and CarPlay Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), and allows for simultaneous operation of head unit functionality and CarPlay navigation. The integration of Apple CarPlay provides users the various functions of their iPhone, including calls, music playback, mobile office, and navigation to be controlled through the car's display. Additionally, the system also allows the use of voice-recognition for a safer, hands-free experience.
"HARMAN continues to deliver options to consumers for seamless
integration of multiple mobile ecosystems into our integrated automotive
HARMAN provides the industry's most complete end-to-end connected car system to provide drivers intelligent, adaptable and personal solutions in the car. With more than 2,000 patents in all key domains - including safety, design, navigation, connectivity, networking, HMI and more, HARMAN continues to push the boundaries bringing connected car innovations to market that enable new connected experiences, improve driver safety and increase vehicle security.
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 connected services. 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
25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio
and connected car systems. The Company's 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
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