Harman highlights connectivity innovation with latest road-ready products at MWC 2024

HARMAN Ready Care manages in-vehicle activity by monitoring eyes, mind, and vitals to enable improved driver and occupant mobility experiences. The solution leverages sensors and machine learning to trigger personalized interventions focused on safety and wellbeing.

Harman, a global leader in connected vehicle solutions, showcased its latest road-ready products designed to democratize automotive connectivity at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024. The products, including the HARMAN Ready Connect 5G Telematics Control Unit, are market-ready and provide added value for automakers, including a reduction in overall cost of implementation while delivering consumer experiences at automotive grade. 

HARMAN’s new Ready Connect product serves as the critical underpinning technology to create compelling in-vehicle connected experiences. From receiving relevant traffic notifications to enhanced communication between the car and the surrounding environment, HARMAN Ready Connect offers safer and more amplified in-cabin experiences for drivers and passengers alike. When combined with HARMAN’s SaaS situational awareness offering, unlimited new applications and connected services can be made readily available to OEMs and their customers to provide enhanced mobility. 

Through its expanded partner ecosystem, HARMAN is collaborating with companies such as Samsung and Traffic Technology Services (TTS) to help innovate the connected in-cabin experience for the automotive industry. Leveraging expertise from its parent company Samsung, HARMAN developed its smart conformal antenna deployed in Ready Connect, resulting in optimal packaging design with integrated antenna sub-system and superior connectivity performance. In collaboration with TTS, a leading platform provider of connected safety and mobility solutions, Ready Connect can enable real-time traffic information pertinent to a driver’s route, without having to rely on roadside or in-vehicle sensors. 

“As the automotive industry continues to transform and embrace emerging technological breakthroughs and heightened consumer expectations, HARMAN continues to provide innovative new products and experiences for the vehicle. New additions to the Ready product portfolio underscore the power of collaboration across diverse areas of expertise to boost safety, personalization and sustainability for automakers and consumers,” said Suman Sehra, Global Vice President of Automotive Product & Platform Portfolio Management at HARMAN. “HARMAN stands out by delivering products that pave the way for the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicles.”