What does the future hold for in-car audio performance?

Posted By : Lanna Cooper
What does the future hold for in-car audio performance?


Making it easier to design, implement and integrate next level solutions for in-vehicle audio system, a new standard-setting audio framework that will unleash a wave of creativity and innovation for in-vehicle user experiences has been introduced by HARMAN International.

Built upon HARMAN’s unmatched expertise in user experience (UX) design, acoustics and signal processing, HARMAN AudioworX will, help automakers differentiate their brands through highly personalised, passenger-centric solutions that redefine what the in-vehicle experience looks like today and in the autonomous environments of tomorrow.

For automakers, HARMAN AudioworX provides the flexibility to quickly and easily adapt to new trends in consumer preferences, offering faster time to market and lower overall cost. With its open network, developers can bring to life new in-vehicle entertainment experiences using either HARMAN or their own proprietary software solutions.

Consumers will see the benefits in a new level of intelligent, adaptive and connected in-vehicles experiences that offer the high degree of personalisation they demand.

The HARMAN AudioworX framework comprises three main components:

  • The Operating System: A unified platform enabling rapid design and quick porting on diverse hardware, accomplishing more in less time with a high degree of flexibility, efficiency and re-use.
  • The Library: An extensive Digital Signal Processing (DSP) library consisting of more than 200 components that accelerates the delivery of rich new audio features while fast-tracking system tunings.
  • The Tuning Tools: A comprehensive tuning tool kit that provides smart, seamless, intuitive configuration capabilities, allowing precise algorithm and audio control of both audio and NVH algorithms. This control makes it easier achieve expert system tuning for advanced automotive sound design, both for sound systems and in-vehicle noise management. 

“HARMAN AudioworX is a reflection not only of HARMAN’s renowned acoustic and UX expertise, but of our commitment to advancing the industry by sharing our research and innovations with the larger development community,” said Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio for HARMAN.

“In standardising the audio operating system, HARMAN is opening up the world of lifestyle automotive audio to the creativity of all OEMs, audio engineers and enthusiasts alike, enabling them to push the boundaries of what’s possible in vehicles - today and tomorrow.”

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