How can music lovers elevate their concert experiences from the car?

Chris Trestain, Engineering Manager at HARMAN
How can music lovers elevate their concert experiences from the car

​In this episode, host Karen Piurkowski welcomes Chris Trestain, Engineering Manager at HARMAN. Chris is on the EPIC Experience Team, which is focused on transforming the in-car user experience by leveraging technologies across the HARMAN Automotive group. Chris gives an up-close look at the new HARMAN ExP Drive-Live Concert solution and explains how it is turning the car into a third living space.​​

Chris Trestain

Key Takeaways:

[1:26] Chris gives an overview of the new HARMAN ExP Drive-Live Concert solution
[2:05] The inspiration behind Drive-Live Concert
[3:01] Key features of Drive-Live Concert
[3:58] Deep dive into Personal Audio Headrests
[6:03] Explanation of the Live Interactive Virtual Experience, or L.I.V.E., platform
[7:54] Why 5G connectivity will be a crucial part to providing the experience that Drive-Live Concert promises to deliver
[8:51] What it was like developing Drive-Live Concert
[10:12] The biggest challenge of developing Drive-Live Concert
[11:06] A behind-the-scenes look at the Drive-Live Concert development process
[12:18] How Drive-Live Concert is shifting the way automakers and consumers view time in and outside the car
[13:04] Chris shares how he thinks these new levels of in-vehicle customization and immersion are going to impact the automotive industry in the future​


​Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 52% of Americans attended one or more live music event each year. With this in mind, HARMAN set out to redefine the in-car concert experience with Drive-Live Concert. #HARMANConnectsMe #EPM #podcast #livemusic #concert

Everyone on the Drive-Live Concert development team is a live music lover. Their passion helped bring the solution to life by ensuring two-way interactions between artist and fans took live music to a new level. #HARMANConnectsMe #EPM #podcast #livemusic #concerts

The two-way interactivity enabled by the L.I.V.E. platform is shifting the way people think about interaction and what is possible. With 5G bandwidth and low latency, it creates more experience opportunities in the vehicle. #HARMANConnectsMe #EPM #podcast #concerts #5G
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