“We are delighted to expand our long-term partnership with BMW,” Dinesh C. Paliwal, Harman CEO said when announcing the new deal.
“This new award complements our previously-announced premium infotainment system at BMW and will expand the Harman offering to a larger audience of customers. We look forward to delighting new customers with this pioneering introduction to the world of full-featured infotainment.”
Harman will work on the new system together with Magneti Marelli. Harman will be in charge of supplying BMW in Asia, while Magneti Marelli will be the European supplier.
The new system will include features such as iSpeech, wireless connectivity, mobile office, navigation, and advanced telematics. It will be built on the NVIDIA system-on-a-chip (SOC) technology, for scalable microprocessor power and graphic performance. For now, there is no info on when the new system will make its debut or on what vehicles it will be featured on first.
Harman is the company behind the Halosonic sound technology (an active noise technology developed to make the car hearable in its surroundings) showcased on the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid at the 2010 Geneva International Auto Show.