HARMAN Advances its Navigation Solution with Live Data Fusion and On-Road Safety Information

By CIOReview | Monday, January 11, 2016
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LAS VEGAS, NV: The automotive company HARMAN recently brought-in its advanced navigation solution with live data fusion through cloud. HARMAN is a computer platform where data intelligence combines with premium navigation to uplift the standards of navigation for consumers, providing integration with state-of-the-art route guidance instructions. The upgraded navigation solution is rich in safety features and connects to cloud based services combined with embedded services. With the new navigation solution platform, the company offers a unique end-to-end solution that uses machine and deep learning algorithms to provide useful information to drivers.

HARMAN now has the capability to create dynamic map layers on top of standard supplier-based maps. Leveraging the cloud network, it provides the most personalized and reliable route guidance experience. The navigation solution receives all type of sensor data from the car and is fully customizable. HARMAN is able to upload important data from the backend server with the usage of novel on-board map localization algorithms.

Millions of transactions are supported by HARMAN’s cloud data intelligence server concurrently through its scalability. Network-wide insights are offered by HARMAN to all vehicles according to the relevance and difference among them, implementing deep learning in spatial techniques through continuous lightweight dynamic map updates. The solution foresees any approaching emergency vehicles within a certain area and informs the car so that driver can proactively yield or assist to remedy a life-threatening situation. The real-time information about the speed limits, traffic lights, dangerous road conditions and high-risk behavior of surrounding vehicles will be provided to the car. Such information is then shared with driver assistance subsystem using solutions such as ADASIS.

 The solution comes up with a flexible and highly effective dynamic map upgrade distribution framework named Over-the-Air Navigation Data Standard (OTA NDS) that takes an incremental upgrade approach for critical content delivery. Drivers can now take evaluative decisions faster as they have an idea what’s ahead on the road, which can be helpful in improving road safety. Data regarding available parking spots on-road or in parking-garage nearby is additionally provided by HARMAN’s solution.

“As every car becomes connected, the ability to leverage distributed intelligence from the Internet of Cars (IoC) becomes a reality. At HARMAN we’re passionate about using this increasing amount of data produced by connected vehicles and blending it with intelligent navigation to make the driving experience safer and easier,” said Phil Eyler, President, HARMAN.