The companies will focus on building on a new kind of artificial intelligence solution
HARMAN is a business group which is owned by none other than Samsung. It has the main focus of developing technologies that use connectivity in the automotive sector. Along with that they work on marketing trends related to these technologies as well.
The company however just revealed that they are going to join hands with that of Baidu which is a leading Chinese company that deals with internet and web services. These two will work together in order to develop a cloud based artificial intelligence system which will be used in Chinese automaker’s cars.
The cars of these days are bound to have connectivity and the best results can be gained only if the technology is upgraded. Thus in this time the merger of these two companies will be great for the connectivity issues of new models that are supposed to arrive in China.
The companies will start working by using Baidu DuerOS’s personal digital assistance program and a voice recognition system. These will be merged with HARMAN’s very own cloud services giving the technology a bog platform to use.
The Baidu DuerOS uses an operating system that is already being used by a number of utensils such as TVs, machineries and other devices that require operating system.
In January, 2015 both of the companies started working together to work on a project named CarLife. It was a vehicle networking solution. It provided facilities such as connectivity, infotainment solution and location services in Chinese market. Now both of the companies are looking to expand their horizon. They are looking for an innovative yet better digital footprint through this technology.
“HARMAN’s vision is to revolutionize the in-car experience, and we continue to take bold steps to lead the industry with innovations that enhance and better integrate across their digital footprint – from home, to office, to the car – for people everywhere,” said Dinesh Paliwal, President, and CEO of HARMAN.
“As we look forward to a future with increased autonomy, HARMAN and Baidu will continue to collaborate to deliver enhanced in-vehicles experiences to drivers that are intuitive and easy to use, and seamlessly integrated with their digital lifestyle.”
“The partnership between Baidu and HARMAN will let consumers use natural voice control to more safely and conveniently interact with their cars and access off-board information and services,” said Qi Lu, Group President and Chief Operating Officer at Baidu.
“Extending our successful partnership with HARMAN further demonstrates our joint commitment to creating the most flexible, innovative solutions that are tailored to meet the unique demand of Chinese auto industry and customers.”