The deployment signifies HARMAN’s first infotainment system for a Japanese motorcycle OEM.
STAMFORD, CT – June 6, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that Yamaha has selected HARMAN to equip their new “Star Venture” trans-continental touring motorcycle with infotainment and navigation technologies to create a true grand-touring motorcycle exclusively for North American consumers.
HARMAN developed the Yamaha Star Venture infotainment system to create a seamless user experience for riders interested in longer trans-continental routes, with a focus on functions, industrial design and UI. The infotainment system features a high resolution seven-inch touch screen display mounted in the cockpit. The system can be operated by switches on the motorcycle’s handles, as well as by voice command when using headphones. It also features a two-zone audio system, which allows the driver and passenger to listen to different Pandora® radio stations or streams through separate audio speakers via wireless Bluetooth® connectivity. The vehicle systems are also integrated into HARMAN’s infotainment system, which runs data such as trip computer functions and tire pressure onto the cockpit display.
“Working with Yamaha to create an unmatched riding experience for motorcycle enthusiasts that also keeps consumers safe with leading navigation technologies has allowed us to provide an ideal infotainment system for trans-continental exploration,” said Phil Eyler, executive vice president and president, Connected Car, HARMAN. “We are looking forward to continuing our work with Yamaha and creating cutting-edge technologies that create the ultimate driving experience.”
The “Star Venture” will be available for purchase exclusively in North American in August 2017.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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