Harman And Samsung Prepare For The Future At CES

Harman, and its parent company Samsung, have just unveiled a cutting-edge digital cockpit at CES which will incorporate 5G connectivity.

Dubbed the Digital Cockpit platform, Harman’s creation consists of a huge panel stretching the width of the dashboard that incorporates haptic feedback, physical knobs, and steering wheel controls. Additionally, the platform incorporates Harman’s Bixby personal assistant that will enable users to interact with the system through voice, touch, gestures, and context-based triggers.

Harman also says that the Digital Cockpit platform includes an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem with cloud technology that reportedly improves connectivity while also lowering costs and reducing overall vehicle weight.

At the event in Las Vegas, both Harman and Samsung also revealed that their jointly developing a modular approach to create a multi-band 5G-capable conformal antenna. The companies assert the system could provide speeds up to 1 Gb/second of bandwidth, roughly 100 times quicker than 4G LTE networks. These additional speeds will allow for fast high-resolution streaming, immersive virtual and augmented reality features and seamless cloud-based applications, the technology companies say.

Also at CES, Harman and Samsung have announced an open-source and modular platform for Level 3, 4, and 5 self-driving cars dubbed DRVLINE.

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  • fabri99

    It seems like a clever and well-made idea, it definitely looks the part. What worries me is how fragile a full-dashboard-length touchscreen might be and how easily distracted you could get while driving. Oh, and many of its functions could end up being totally useless in a car.

  • ErnieB

    I imagine a voice activated transmission in the future and a bunch of frustrated drivers that can’t get the car to move.. Driver “Carlexa start the car” “carlexa… start the fu*cking car!!” Carlexa, “do you want me to turn on the radio?” Driver, “no Carlexa, the fu*cking car!!!”

    • SOUNDS LIKE ME ON AN CALL TALKING TO A COMPUTER “OPERATOR”.

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    Do we really need all this informations while we are driving? Speed, rounds, radio and navigation, this is all I need

  • WHAT DO YOU DO WAIT IN LINE EVERY YEAR WHEN THEY INTRODUCE THE “NEW” DASHBOARD AND TRADE IT IN? THEY’RE TRYING TO SELL TO THE SMARTPHONE MENTALITY BUYERS. END RESULT IS DOLTS STARING AT THEIR PHONES IGNORING THE IN CAR SCREENS. THE ONLY PRACTICAL THING HERE IS THE APPLICATION OF 5G SO SAID DOLTS CAN GET QUICKER SPEED ON THEIR PHONES.

  • Bash

    This looks right and all, way better than byton, but where is the controller of that screen.

  • Trackhacker

    Waste of money in the industry. They rather use the money to research and make cars more reliable. And I wouldn’t want Samsung crap in my car. I already have one of there smartphones that has way too many issues.

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