HARMAN Announces Support for AWS for Automotive Initiative

10 May 2022

HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies and solutions for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets, today announced support for the AWS for Automotive initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) with the HARMAN Over-the-Air (OTA) software update solution designed to help Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) meet increased security needs in their vehicles. The solution, which was showcased at the AWS “Software Defined Vehicle” online conference, enables OEMs to deliver new consumer experiences throughout the life of a vehicle.

Using the power of HARMAN OTA and AWS, tens of millions of vehicles can be managed concurrently, at the scale that OEMs require. HARMAN OTA empowers OEMs to offer new OTA-enabled services and experiences to their customers, while implementing new business models and activating new revenue streams that can extend throughout the life of the vehicle. The HARMAN OTA solution, together with its AWS-specific service hardening design, is proven to offer the assurance of uncompromising protection against car connectivity-related cybersecurity threats.

“Today, rising security threats and a rapidly expanding landscape can make managing software challenging for OEMs. Our objective at HARMAN is to take the friction out of that process,” said Michal Geva, Vice President and General Manager, OTA and Cybersecurity at HARMAN. “The HARMAN OTA solution streamlines security management with an end-to-end secure software update campaign that gives automakers confidence in their solutions today and flexibility to safely add new features down the road.”

HARMAN OTA enables automakers and Tier-1 suppliers to adapt to an evolving market landscape by securely managing all in-vehicle software components, including firmware, applications, configurations, settings, and maps on head units, TCUs (Telematics Control Units) and ECUs (Electronic Control Units)—anywhere and at any time. Using the HARMAN OTA solution and AWS, updates can be pushed to millions of vehicles in the field easily, efficiently, and securely.

AWS for Automotive is an initiative featuring services and solutions from AWS and AWS Partners, built specifically for automotive customers. The initiative makes it easier for automotive customers to select the right tools and partners for their highest-priority workloads across the automotive ecosystem. For customers looking to accelerate deployments with solution-specific support, AWS for Automotive also identifies dedicated AWS automotive industry specialists, AWS Professional Services teams, and leading AWS Partners in each solution area.

The HARMAN OTA solution will be on display at events throughout this year, allowing attendees to receive an interactive demo that showcases the management of all in-vehicle software components. The demo focuses on the creation and execution of a secure end-to-end software update campaign showcasing how HARMAN’s market-leading OTA solution makes it easy to add new features and functionality post-production.

For more information on the HARMAN OTA solution, visit: https://car.harman.com/solutions/ota/harman-ota-over-air-solution

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Dawn Geary
Director, Global Communications – Automotive
Tel: +1 248-463-0921
[email protected]


Source: businesswire.com