Harman Debuts Digital Cockpit Concept at CES

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"Building an autonomous platform requires close collaboration across industry, as one company can not deliver on this enormous opportunity alone".

Introduction of the DRVLINE platform Samsung's DRVLINE platform was developed as a first-of-its-kind Open, modular, scalable platform for autonomous vehicle applications.

The automotive industry is one of the fastest-growing segments of the technology market, with carmakers looking to add more autonomous features as the race to put driverless cars on the road heats up. However, with DRVLINE, the software can be customized or enhanced and individual components and technologies can be swapped in and out as needed. The challenge is simply too big and too complex.

Samsung notes that its new TCU has been built to work with existing 4G Cat 16 (Gigabit LTE) networks, but the same platform will be able to connect to higher-bandwidth 5G networks in the future. We also heard some details about Samsung's Digital Cockpit. At present, the modular platform has technologies created to scale from Level 3 automation up to Levels 4 and 5.

A new ADAS product that uses the platform will feature lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and pedestrian warning algorithms.

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"Together with Samsung, we have increased innovation speed through scale, resources and competencies to help automakers focus on the car's evolution from device-centric to experience centric", Harman President and CEO Dinesh Paliwal said.

In addition to the new TCU, Samsung provided a brief refresher on its Intelligent Digital Cockpit platform, discussed at last year's CES.

In case you want something that's actually useful from Harman, better take a second look at the new "Digital Cockpit" concept that's also been presented at CES. "Harman has the heritage and expertise in automotive, and collectively Harman and Samsung harness our best technologies and global scale to accelerate how we better serve the needs of automakers in this rapidly evolving automotive market".

The digital cockpit is made up of a number of OLED and QLED displays it also comes with a number of different buttons than can be individually configured to display different content. Unveiled today at CES 2018 are a host of unique connected vehicle solutions that support HARMAN and Samsung's joint mission to become the leader in connectivity and autonomous driving: connecting the lives of people, whether at home, on the go, or together in the auto.

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