Next Generation Connected Car Platform Development

Automotive Embedded Software is enabling remarkable new business opportunities in the automotive industry and fueling innovation in connectivity, user experience, and autonomous vehicle development. However, managing automotive software development complexity requires a strong software architecture, software development expertise and a well-managed talent pool. Hardware and software integration, and co-development, is a major challenge and a key contributor to quality issues, launch delays, and recall related penalties. It requires an overall understanding of the interplay of the sub-systems to enable component based development with portability, reconfigurability and extensibility, together with guaranteed reliability and performance levels. Automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers need the help of partners with extensive experience in automotive integration processes with large, global teams.
As a Master Software Integrator, HARMAN Connected Services (HCS) provides a complete solution for the development of next generation Connected Car platforms. HCS provides dedicated customer teams to align development to the OEM vision, and track delivery by each constituent to produce compelling, reliable and scalable products. The HCS Automotive Engineering Services portfolio is aligned to support every phase of product development – from concept through detail designing, validation, development to continuous maintenance and support.
Our team of automotive software development experts, our experience in building automotive infotainment Systems-on-Chip devices, our strong relationships with 3rd party software vendors and our leadership in industry forums helps us serve as a partner in OEM’s or Tier One Supplier’s R&D programs and in turn build robust and reusable software platforms.

Center of competencies

  • Productized Services: for In-Vehicle-Infotainment and Connected Car Solutions
  • Platform Services: based on QNX, Linux and Android
  • HMI & Application Services: QT, OpenHMI, OpenGL, Action Scripts, Android HMI, Rich Automotive Apps for Android and iOS, UI/UX design
  • Middleware Services: Connectivity, Smartphone Integration, Navigation, Multimedia
  • Embedded Services: BSP and Device Driver development, Platform migration and Multicore design
  • Engineering Design: CAD, CAE and Visual Design
  • Testing Services: Verification & Validation, Interoperability Testing, Android Auto Pre Certification Testing, Test Automation Solutions.
  • Core Solutions: OTA (Software Update Management), Device Management & Analytics, Device Virtualization, Security, Adaptive Learning for Smart Cars, Ethernet AVB Solutions, Android Auto Solutions


Top-line Benefits

  • Supplies large teams to develop leading edge next generation connected vehicle software platforms
  • Accelerates software development through off-the-shelf HCS platforms and components
  • Employs Agile software development methodologies across heterogeneous architectures and technologies to improve product quality and reduce costs with continuous integration and delivery
  • Allows variable capacity and with a global footprint - rapid ramp-up and -down teams across the world, to provide support as workload dictates
  • Supports end-to-end software development with strong focus on process excellence
  • Provides the benefit of reusability, collaboration and productivity
  • Optimizes global R&D processes to realize reduced cost


Capabilities and Benefits

  • Proven track record and capabilities
  • Provides OEMs with a comprehensive software architecture
  • The combination of our products and platforms provides the edge to the automotive ecosystem participants
  • Leadership in forums such as GENIVI, AGL, AVNU, OAA, OHA, and more
  • Create benefit of reusability, collaboration and productivity with diverse platforms and teams