HARMAN OTA for Agricultural Vehicle Manufacturers

​The agriculture sector is undergoing a major transformation driven by new technologies, which enable farmers to increase both productivity and profitability. Precision agriculture, which includes the fusion of three key technologies – computer mapping, guidance, and variable-rate equipment – is currently being augmented with an increase in farm-knowledge systems and data.

Yet farmers must continue to be creative in how they leverage technology and must become more efficient when it comes to their farm income – using less land to produce more crops and increase the productivity and yield of farmed acres. As data becomes more available, the importance of data analytics and cloud technologies will grow as farmers continue to focus on the end result: increasing productivity while minimizing vehicle downtime.

Leveraging decades of experience in this industry, HARMAN supports agricultural vehicle manufacturers worldwide to securely and efficiently manage the multitude of special-purpose vehicles’ configurations and software. HARMAN’s OTA (Over-the-Air) solution enables connected agricultural vehicle manufacturers to greatly reduce equipment downtime and maintenance costs thanks to remote software updates, configuration and enhancement of their deployed equipment. A greater use of Smart Farming technologies, such as OTA software updates, is vital to improving a farm’s financial performance and yield.


Key highlights
  • Minimizes equipment downtime and reduces recall/warranty related costs
  • Delivers secure OTA updates throughout the vehicle lifecycle: engineering, production, shipping, dealership and in the field
  • Offers uncompromising protection against vehicle connectivity related cybersecurity threats
  • Makes it easy to add new features and functionalities post-production
  • Enables monetization of vehicle connectivity via service activation and introduction of new services


Solution Architecture

HARMAN OTA for Agricultural Vehicle Manufacturers

Features and Benefits

The foundation for the best agricultural vehicles on the market with minimal customer equipment downtime
Reduced time-to-market for your innovations
New business models and new billable services
Compliance with cybersecurity countermeasure requirements and reduction of vehicle recalls
Savings on engineering and operational costs of remote vehicle management
Proven scalability based on a cloud-agnostic global infrastructure
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