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June 03, 2015
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HARMAN and Hortonworks Collaborate for the Connected Car

Today from TU-Automotive Detroit, we announced our partnership with HARMAN, the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company.

Hortonworks and HARMAN are partnering to transform the automotive enterprise by enabling the connected car ecosystem with real-time, Internet of Things (IoT) data, insights and prognostics solutions.

The widespread adoption of connected devices is accelerating. Gartner Research expects 25 billion installed devices by 2020. Together, Hortonworks and HARMAN will offer solutions to help automotive manufacturers gain valuable insights by analyzing real-time information based on data streaming from connected cars.

Hortonworks and HARMAN Drive the Automotive Enterprise

Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) processes sensor data from the connected car – collecting it, storing it and analyzing it. This can be used for real-time alerts on driver behavior, road safety or the need for maintenance and repairs. Additionally, HDP can provide a single view of this data to inform automotive engineers about driving behavior, safety risk and car performance across all vehicles.

With HDP, connected car data can be stored in any format for processing, and integrated easily with existing data architectures through a full range of deployment options.

HARMAN and Hortonworks will collaborate to seamlessly integrate HDP functionality into HARMAN’s cloud-based offerings, giving automotive OEMs a feature-rich enterprise platform to support value-added user experiences. HARMAN’s suite of services for automakers supports an end-to-end approach to upgrade, connect, and improve the automotive ownership experience.

Incorporating offerings from HARMAN’s Symphony Teleca and Redbend companies, HARMAN is the first tier 1 automotive supplier to enable the full range of IoT and V2X applications for the connected car, including deployment of software through over-the-air (OTA) updates, diagnostics and telematics to big data, service management and analytics – all done securely and seamlessly.

Key Benefits for Automakers:

  • Preventative Warranty Maintenance: Analyze streaming data from connected cars for fault monitoring, predictive analytics on component failure and recommendations for preventative maintenance to minimize warranty expense and the risk of costly recalls.
  • Data Discovery for Product Improvements: Analyze driver habits and correlate that with car performance and maintenance records to give your engineers empirical insights on how to optimize existing and future models.
  • A Single View of Manufacturing Operations: Capture sensor data from manufacturing operations and store it forever, providing real-time and historical analysis to maximize quality yields and minimize the risk of scrap or recalls.

“Combining the capabilities of HARMAN services and Hortonworks, automakers and their suppliers will have access to a scalable platform for real-time insights, new innovative service creation and predictive analytics-based solutions that can minimize the risk of costly recalls and reduce warranty expenses,” said Sanjay Dhawan, President, HARMAN Services Division. “This is a very exciting step forward in the evolution of the connected car as we speed up the time to market with powerful functionalities that benefit the OEMs and their drivers.”

If you are attending TU-Automotive Detroit, please stop by our booth 106 or Symphony Teleca’s booth C112 to see live demos that show the capabilities.

It you’re not at the conference, watch this blog for news as our partnership gains momentum.

About HARMAN and Symphony Teleca

HARMAN (NYSE:HAR) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services.  HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.

Symphony Teleca, a HARMAN company, is a technology services company that helps customers innovate at the convergence of smart devices, software, cloud and data. Symphony Teleca’s engineering competencies – UX Design, Analytics and Agile Engineering, and service offerings across ideation, development and integration, help customers accelerate time to market.

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