Press release

HARMAN Becomes Official Digital Cockpit Supplier to BJEV

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Shanghai Auto Show 2019 HARMAN
, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and
enterprise markets, has entered into a strategic partnership with
Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. (BJEV) to bring the scalable Digital
Cockpit solution to market. The technology will not only help BJEV scale
production and increase range, but the partnership will allow HARMAN the
opportunity to create even more technology for the growing new-energy
automotive market.

“BJEV is focused on meeting the challenges of the AI age and needed a
strategic partner to up-level the in-car experience for their future
drivers. Our Digital Cockpit solution is designed to achieve this,” said
Dr. Mike Peters, President, HARMAN Connected Car Division. “The system’s
forward-looking features, such as smart driving applications and
platform design, aim to improve the users’ experiences and evolve
alongside autonomous technology, eventually leading to a truly
hands-free driving experience.”

BJEV has become the largest battery electric car manufacturer in China’s
vehicle market. They’ll be unveiling the concepts of their premium
branded cars – ARCFOX – at the Shanghai Auto Show. The first model to be
launched will be the ARCFOX ECF, with a HARMAN Digital Cockpit that
functions as an integrated solution for infotainment and the
instrumentation cluster driven by one unified hardware/software platform.

“We view our ARCFOX models as ‘Born Free’ as they transcend aesthetics
with humanized technology and immersive experiences,” said Ma Fanglie,
President of Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. (BJEV). “The technology
provided to us by HARMAN helps facilitate these core values that
incorporate unique inspirations and stand as an internal impetus to
drive the pioneering spirit of ARCFOX.”

The HARMAN Digital Cockpit’s simplified packaging will also help BJEV
reduce energy consumption and help drivers focus on the road ahead with
integrated voice controls. During the collaboration process, HARMAN’s
engineering team ruled out and tested every possible malfunction to
offer the most cost-effective option while ensuring high product quality
and design.

HARMAN continues to expand its presence in the Chinese automotive market
as a trusted partner for the country’s OEMs. In addition to four
world-class engineering and research centers in China, HARMAN houses two
manufacturing sites, several flagship stores and service centers, and a
team of designers, software engineers and product development experts in
the country.

HARMAN at Shanghai Auto Show 2019

We invite you to visit HARMAN during Shanghai Auto Show for
demonstrations of the company’s full portfolio of connected car and
lifestyle audio systems that elevate the connected life. You can find
HARMAN at Hall 8.1 (Booth 8A21).

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Founded in 2009, BAIC BJEV is a holding
subsidiary of BAIC Group among Fortune Global 500, as well as China’s
first new energy enterprise operating independently, obtaining the
qualification to manufacture new energy vehicle, conducting
mixed-ownership reform, trying the employee stock ownership reform of
state-owned enterprises and going public on the A-share market
independently. As a leading enterprise with the largest market scale,
the most extensive industry chain and the richest product line in China,
as well as a Chinese model enterprise in the service-oriented
transformation of manufacturing, we are engaged in the R&D, production
and sales of new energy vehicles and core parts, provide relevant
services, and operate in strategic emerging industries such as
intelligent manufacturing, energy management, smart mobility and
internet+. With the strategy of “openness and sharing”, the goal of
becoming a “world-class new energy vehicle technology innovation center”
and a “world-class new energy vehicle manufacturer”, we are committed to
building a world-class green intelligent technology service platform,
and contributing to persistently promoting the development of China’s
new energy vehicle industry, building a symbol of China’s new energy
vehicle industry and fulfilling national strategies such as “Made in
China 2025”.

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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