HARMAN has announced that it has been awarded a six-year, $1.2 Billion contract by Volkswagen AG to provide next-generation infotainment systems for its new vehicle platforms.
Volkswagen Group includes Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen.
The new multimedia-driven system will offer a sophisticated set of features including dynamic navigation, brilliant graphics, Internet access, and wired or wireless connectivity.
An embedded flash memory will provide dynamic navigation data which may be updated as required for current access to routes and road information.
The new infotainment system will leverage HARMAN’s deep expertise in automotive infotainment applications including tuner technology, premium audio solutions and cutting-edge networking.
HARMAN will be the first infotainment system supplier worldwide to integrate the new TI Jacinto 5 SOC (system-on-chip), offering MOST150 networking technology and an FPGA-less design.
The very highly integrated system provides a telephone module, a complete set of tuner modules, a six-channel high performance class-D amplifier, DVD-Drive, and a computing module built on the NVIDIA system-on-chip technology, all housed in a single 1-DIN unit.
Note: The new system will be offered in new Volkswagen Group vehicles beginning in 2012.