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HARMAN Selected to Create Next-Generation Infotainment Platform for Leading German Automaker

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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, will soon deliver its next generation of
infotainment modules to BMW, further supporting HARMAN’s commitment to
the automaker for numerous in-car technology and entertainment

“We’ve been helping BMW drive innovation since the 1980s and look
forward to continuing to make automotive history with them as their
partner for the next iteration of cutting-edge infotainment,” said Mike
Peters, President, HARMAN Connected Car. “As vehicle development
evolves, drivers are measuring performance in ‘experience-per-mile’ –
which HARMAN continues to innovate through end-to-end solutions.”

HARMAN is elevating vehicle infotainment by bringing together its
divisional expertise in connected car, audio and connected services
technologies to enable smarter interactions, improve safety and
security, and seamlessly scale each offering to the OEM’s
specifications. These technologies – from a digital cockpit that can
display all critical and ancillary information in one gauge cluster, to
over-the-air updates and 5G connectivity that provide future-proof and
secure telematics – offer drivers a truly unique and personalized
experience that can even be carried over from the home or the office.

HARMAN’s relationship with BMW spans nearly four decades and is a
testament to a long-standing history of innovation and vehicle
technology ‘firsts’. For certain systems today, including the NBT Evo
head unit found in numerous BMW models, HARMAN is involved with more
than 40 consumer-facing components within the system, from online
entertainment and POI searching, to Bluetooth audio streaming and
gesture control.

These upcoming infotainment modules – an advanced variant of the MGU
head unit – will be built in HARMAN’s production sites in Hungary and

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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HARMAN ( 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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