HARMAN Ignite, an automotive digital ecosystem brings the benefits of connected life into the vehicle. It enables connectivity, device management, application enablement, analytics and managed services capabilities.
HARMAN Ignite allows automakers, dealers and service providers to introduce, easily deploy and manage new cloud applications and services meeting the safety, convenience, information, and entertainment needs of customers around the world. It also offers Software Supply Chain Protection, allowing automakers to quickly identify, assess and mitigate the security threats across entire fleets of vehicles and institute corrective actions whenever needed through Remove Vehicle Updating Services (OTA).
The HARMAN Ignite platform provides the security, flexibility, scalability, manageability and reliability that auto ecosystem participants demand to ensure success of their connected-vehicle programs. The platform offers benefits and solutions for Automakers, Consumers, Dealers and Tier-1s.
HARMAN Ignite supports numerous traditional and emerging use cases:
HARMAN Ignite Marketplace
Automakers can offer customers an ecosystem marketplace for user downloadable apps, cloud-enabled services and VPAs. The marketplace will provide support for third-party developers, allowing consumers to enjoy the apps and skills they prefer while discovering new services to enhance their driving experience. In addition, Automakers have the ability to showcase custom applications and create specific services for customer purchase in-vehicle.
Intelligent Reasoning Assistant (iRA) for Automotive
Supplements Personal Assistants’ cognitive services by adding capabilities focused on driver activities. HARMAN Ignite not only provides the cloud orchestration but also the right skills to support in-vehicle or home-to-vehicle features (e.g., remote start, etc.), and the list continues to grow.
Offers a swappable online POI search to help users find the best destination for their route. HARMAN’s connected navigation delivers a far superior in-vehicle system that closely mirrors those consumers are accustomed to on mobile and embeds connectivity benefits – like access to meta-data such as reviews and ratings – in a way that is seamless and makes discovering a destination easier and more exciting than ever before.
Parental controls solution
A pre-packaged SaaS solution enabling Automakers to quickly deploy a parental-controls service. This includes a mobile application for car owners to remotely monitor a vehicle’s location and status.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) hub
Helps Automakers in their AI transformation journey by implementing pilots to gain knowledge and capture short-term value. Automakers can also establish the AI core including a standardized data ecosystem, partner ecosystem, and core AI team to develop an integrated view on AI across the organization, scale up and roll out an end-to-end AI transformation.
Enables Automakers, Dealers and Service providers to offer car sharing services for a fleet of vehicles. They can maximize vehicle reach, create car-sharing revenue and initiate revenue-generating opportunities through other connected services that enhance the customer experience.
Vehicle Connect solution
Accelerates the development of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications for automakers and Tier-1 suppliers for connecting the vehicle to the road infrastructure (V2I), to the home (V2H), to other vehicles (V2V) and more. The applications can be further customized enabling services and automating features that support user’s unique driving and digital lifestyle.
Automakers can offer the best internet-based audio source in their vehicles. The driver can listen to the latest episode of his/her favorite podcast without having to sync a smart phone, have Tweets read aloud while driving, tune in to a favorite radio stream and much more. The solution seamlessly integrates with other vehicle services offered in the infotainment center.
Cloud-based driver profile
Allows drivers to apply their personalized settings to any vehicle that they drive. They can save information, including options for setting the temperature, seat and mirror positioning, favorite radio presets, infotainment applications and other personal items. It syncs all of your personal settings to the cloud, thus enabling a driver to ‘log in’ to a car and transfer all settings before driving begins.
Vehicle Analytics Dashboard
Enables innovative business models by integrating vehicle telematics data and analytic insights with customer and business data. Automakers, Dealers and Insurance Companies can leverage HARMAN Analytics capabilities to gain real-time, contextual and predictive insights on vehicle health, driving behavior, consumer (buying) behavior and more to drive revenues and optimize costs.
Vehicle Health and Diagnostics
Enables insight into vehicle health and diagnostics that can reduce vehicle operating costs, reaction time to issues, accident liability and fines and also enhance the customer experience. By combining diagnostics and connectivity, dealers, manufacturers, fleet managers and service providers like rental car companies will be able to offer additional services to their customers.
Map as a Service (MaaS)
Simplifies the current map update process that is semi-manual and cumbersome with map data being collected manually and takes over three months to achieve a single map update. Provides a harmonized format for different systems and accommodates Navigation Data Standard (NDS) map data enabling automakers and tier-1 suppliers to improve production efficiency and compilation services regardless of the provider for raw map data and the navigation core engine.
Remote Vehicle Update Service (OTA)
Enables Over-the-Air (OTA) updates and management of the whole car, from head units to the smallest ECUs, even those with low processing and memory resources. This solution was specifically built to eliminate failures, by coping with any potential risks, such as network problems, cyber security attacks and file tampering, providing Automakers with a secure and efficient way to mitigate risk and increase security and safety.