HARMAN smart/auto <br>Telematics Application Gateway Device (TAG)

Making Cars Smart – Instantly

Virtually every aspect of modern life is connected – but while the proportion of connected cars is increasing, the absolute number of unconnected cars on the road will peak at 450 million by 2025. The HARMAN smart/auto Telematics Application Gateway device (TAG) is an aftermarket product that solves this connectivity challenge and unlocks the enormous market potential. The solution comprises a dongle that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port along with corresponding mobile and web applications. It turns any vehicle into a smart, connected vehicle, enabling vehicle tracking, diagnostics, analytics, media connectivity and offers growth from additional services.

New revenue streams for OEMs, operators and fleets

While consumers enjoy a whole new and connected driving experience, automakers, telecom providers and fleet managers can use the device to access valuable vehicle data. This will enable them to engage efficiently with their customers and improve services, customer satisfaction and loyalty by delivering automotive connectivity, apps and services customized to their local markets. For fleet managers, the device increases fleet visibility, supports efficient monitoring of high-value assets, optimizes resource allocation, improves customer service, increases asset productivity, minimizes unauthorized use, and reduces the cost of fuel, maintenance, repairs, liability, infringements and insurance premiums. As a trusted partner, HARMAN handles everything from planning through implementation, integration and training.

End-to-End Connected Car Solution

Smart/auto solutions
Telematics Application Gateway


  • LTE CAT4/CAT1/CATM w/ 3G/2G fallback
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n) 2.4 GHz with hotspot
  • Remote operations
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.1 (Low Energy)
  • Accelerometer/gyroscope
  • OBD-II or CAN 2.0/CAN FD
  • High-performance multi-core Qualcomm processor
  • Consumer and enterprise service portal
  • Secure PKI support with HSM
  • Full suite OBD-II protocols and OEM CAN specification
  • Low power consumption on standby
  • Battery back-up
  • CAN security
  • Certifications: FCC/IC/RED, PTCRB/GCF/AT&T/Sprint/Rogers
  • Wi-Fi Alliance, BT-SIG, CTIA IEEE1725
  • Secure over-the-air updates
  • Mobile application for consumers​