The following statistics were shared during HARMAN’s Customer Tech Day in Baoding, China as well as at the GENIVI 13th All Member Meeting, October 20 – 23:

  • There are currently five to 20 flaws per 1,000 lines of code. That calculates that In 100 million lines of code in a car there will be between 500,000 and 2,000,000 flaws.

  • OEM cost savings from OTA Updates will grow from $2.7 billion in 2015 to more than $35 billion in 2022.

  • 2014 was a record year in the automotive industry with more than 52 Million recalls.  60 percent of warranty cost are software, >$1M per major event


Based on this information, it is clear that OEMs need to look at a holistic approach to automotive software management, as echoed in a recent article quoting Roger Lanctot, consultant with Strategy Analytics, ”the time to implement vehicle software updates was yesterday.”

HARMAN China Tech Day
Nearly 200 representatives from all over the China participated in the HARMAN China Tech Day focusing on the theme on the challenges and opportunities in the connected car era. During the event technical experts from HARMAN discussed the smart car connection, safety driving and additional technology trends in the global and China market. HARMAN now is actively driving the development of the connected car, focusing on providing the ultimate audio user experiences, intelligent infotainment platforms and automotive service technologies.


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