Intelligent Sensors

HARMAN’s experience with connected-car technologies such as over-the-air updates, cloud services and telematics makes it a truly full-range ADAS supplier to automakers. At CES 2019, HARMAN customers can explore our latest ADAS technologies through augmented reality and experience how various camera and sensor technologies empower a safer driving experience now and in future.

    The technologies showcased include:


    • Augmented Surround View - 360-degree view with camera synchronization
    • Forward-Facing Camera
    • Sensor fusion to merge data across sensors within the vehicle and the Ignite cloud
    • Driver Monitoring to facilitate L2 & L3 handover, as well as attention and emotion monitoring
    • LIDAR technology featuring partner Innoviz

    The HARMAN Augmented Surround View system monitors blind spots and those areas the driver might miss. Especially in cities, where the volume of traffic and pedestrians can be overwhelming for any driver, the Surround View system can help avoid accidents in multiple scenarios. HARMAN Augmented Surround View can be combined with any existing compute platform, leading to significant savings in system cost and weight. HARMAN’s 360-degree camera utilizes the compute platform to monitor, record and assess vehicle surroundings.


    The HARMAN Forward-Facing Camera (FFC) enables automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and safety alert systems. With a substantial extension based on artificial intelligence, it will form part of a future automated driving platform. The camera detects traffic signs and lights and alerts the driver to carry out corrective action should the vehicle leave its lane, and enables AI extension for Level 3-5 autonomous driving. Additionally, the FFC includes an event recorder for advanced analytics. The FFC also incorporates the HARMAN SHIELD component, which protects L3 and L4 vehicles against cyber threats to ADAS perception systems.


    The HARMAN Augmented Reality platform is a cross-platform solution (Linux, Android and x86) and runs on the infotainment SOC, not an external box. It merges data from different sources (CAN, GNSS, IMU) for high-resolution dead reckoning and works with automaker camera systems as well as with the HARMAN Forward-Facing Camera.


    HARMAN’s Advanced Driver Monitoring solution uses sensors, like SmartEye’s camera, to capture the driver’s most important first-order biometric features, such as eyegaze, head position and pupil diameter, among many other key facial features. It detects minute fluctuations of the pupil diameter and calculates brain activity level, especially high cognitive load.


    LIDAR technology is a key sensor in the development of Level 3 and higher autonomy. The InnovizOne™ high-performance, automotive-grade LIDAR sensor, developed by HARMAN partner Innoviz, provides outstanding 3D perception for Level 3 – Level 5 autonomous driving. InnovizOne is based on solid-state, MEMS-based technology. Solid-state technology allows for regional configuration for more fidelity. Combining LIDAR with HARMAN’s ADAS sensor technologies such as the Forward-Facing Camera provides solutions for the enhanced situational awareness needed for higher levels of automation. These products offer improved maturity and scalability, leading to a cost-efficient solution.

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