Harman Announces Partnership With Luxoft For Next-Gen In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

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The automotive industry is the final frontier for many consumer A/V companies and Harman — you know, H/K, JBL, Mark Levinson — just made public the ongoing realationship that’s producing some leading infotainment systems. Luxoft and Harman employs more than 300 “development experts” mainly in a Ukraine dev center where they conjurer up systems at least in part for BMW and Daimler. It’s this now official 4-year old partnership that brought forth current leading infotainment systems over the last few years. Expect more from the team-up in the near future as well.

Luxoft Helps Harman International Develop Sophisticated Infotainment Systems for the Automotive Industry

Moscow, New York, May 16, 2011 – Luxoft, a leading global provider of advanced application and product development services, today announced that it is working with Harman International to conceive of, design and develop sophisticated infotainment systems for the automotive industry.

For more than four years, Luxoft has been involved in the maintenance of Harman’s current products, as well as the development of future products and platforms that are critical to meeting evolving consumer demands, such as the “Internet of Things.” Luxoft has dedicated more than 300 development experts, based mainly in its Ukraine Development Center, to work with Harman to meet its aggressive infotainment development goals.

“Consumer demand in the automotive sector is evolving rapidly, as drivers today are in search of sleek, sophisticated options that not only give them access to vehicle performance data, but also high-end infotainment options,” said Dinesh Paliwal, CEO, Harman International. “To meet that need, Luxoft has proven to be an invaluable partner over the past several years due to its industry expertise, ability to innovate and exceptional product and service delivery.”

Currently, Luxoft is working with Harman on several automotive projects, including embedded real-time operating systems, advanced navigation systems, in-vehicle Internet capabilities and the integration of social networks into the driving experience. Many automotive manufacturers such as BMW and Daimler are currently using infotainment technologies that have resulted from this partnership.

“Over the years, we’ve seen our relationship with Harman grow into the strategic relationship that it is today,” said Luxoft President and CEO, Dmitry Loschinin. “They look to us as a trusted partner, and we look forward to future opportunities to innovate as we’re only scratching the surface of what we can accomplish together.”

“In any such partnership, the most important thing is reliability and accountability for the time critical milestones,” said Paliwal. “Luxoft’s leadership and project teams have been incredibly responsive and attentive to our needs, and as a result, we have started treating Luxoft as our extended organization. We look forward to furthering our relationship with Luxoft and are excited to see what new automotive technologies are possible as a result.”