HARMAN SmartAuto allows any vehicle to instantly become a smart and connected one

A recent research study conducted by Statista projected that only 16.1% of vehicles across the globe will be connected by 2020. Therefore, a huge opportunity exists to provide aftermarket devices to connect the other 80% of vehicles that will not have connectivity capabilities. 
The HARMAN SmartAuto is an aftermarket telematics device that solves this connectivity challenge. This device plugs into the OBD-II port of any car and instantly enables media connectivity, vehicle tracking, vehicle diagnostics, and real-time enterprise analytics applications. The device is compatible with most cars manufactured in 1996 or later. Carriers and OEMs can seamlessly access the data to broaden their services portfolio.
The SmartAuto device has an embedded GPS, Accelerometer and Gyroscope to support innovative services such as vehicle tracking, driver behavior and geo-fencing. A built-in WiFi hotspot with 4G/LTE backhaul allows lightning fast transfer of telematics data as well as multimedia entertainment for driver and passenger mobile devices. 

Enjoy a better connect with your consumers

With HARMAN SmartAuto device, consumers can enjoy fast connectivity and streaming media via the embedded WiFi hotspot at 4G/LTE speeds. With the built-in GPS, Accelerometer and Gyroscope, users can easily track location of their vehicle and monitor vehicle and driving statistics, over a simple mobile application on their smart phone.
Carriers and OEMs can access vehicle data to offer innovative services meeting the safety, convenience, and entertainment needs of the customers around the world. The telematics platform delivers the necessary data and analytics to better understand the consumer and his/her needs for products, services and vehicle repair. It provides the security, manageability and reliability to ensure the success of connected car services and applications. It also enables automotive enterprises to engage with their customers efficiently to improve satisfaction and loyalty.
Fleet management teams can proactively monitor the vehicle health and diagnostic data to reduce the vehicle inactive time using interactive web portal. They can use driver behavior analytics to improve driver safety and reduce insurance premiums.

HARMAN SmartAuto - Use cases

Top-line Benefits

HARMAN SmartAuto helps Carriers and OEMs to offer exceptional customer service through secure end to end solution platform enabling connectivity and smart applications. The device also helps fleets to decrease insurance premiums and vehicle maintenance costs.



  • Increase revenue generating opportunities via new services like WiFi hotspot, driver safety and data services
  • Monetize data and analytics through ecosystem partners
  • Better end user engagement 


Automotive OEMs

  • Enables remote asset management, proactive and preventive maintenance, remote diagnostics, live vehicle tracking, geo-fencing, driver behavior analysis and much more
  • Monetize data and analytics through ecosystem partners
  • Helps offer exceptional customer service through an automotive end to end solution enabling connectivity and smart applications 



  • Enables remote fleet management to increase productivity 
  • Vehicle health and diagnostic data to proactively monitor and maintain the vehicles 
  • Driver behavior analytics to improve driving safety 
  • Helps to decrease insurance premiums, fleet administration and vehicle maintenance costs


  • Vehicle Health & Diagnostic data enabling remote vehicle access and remote monitoring
  • Actionable analytics that can be monetized
  • Real-time, contextual and predictive insights to drive improvements in the areas of customer experience, product management (R&D) and marketing/sales campaigns
  • Live vehicle tracking
  • Enables streaming of multimedia for multiple screens via WiFi hotspot
  • Accident record & notification
  • Enables remote management, monitoring, analysis and configuration of connected devices
  • Utilizes a modular and scalable platform with reusable components, services and APIs
  • Includes “Security First” design approach to ensure high standards of security required by all automotive enterprises
  • Allows Over-The-Air (OTA) orchestration of firmware updates, software updates, and data collection
  • Proven future proof hardware platform with accessories for new services


Product Specifications

  • High Performance quad core Qualcomm processor 
  • Bluetooth 4.1 (Low Energy)
  • 2.5G/3G/4G with Global coverage
  • LTE Cat 4
    - NA: Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 17
    - EU/Africa/Asia: Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 17
    - APAC: Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28
  • USB, Ethernet
  • WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n) 2.4 GHz with Hotspot
  • Accelerometer/Gyroscope
  • OBD-II or CAN Interface
  • Full suite of OBD-II Protocols
  • Low Idle Current
  • Battery Back-Up
  • CAN Security
  • Certifications: FCC, CE, PTCRB
  • Secure Over-The-Air updates
  • Mobile Application for consumers
  • Enterprise Service Portal