Harman Supports Android In-Car Protocol
Harman International said Tuesday that it now supports the Android Open Accessory Protocol, a new connectivity standard for in-car use. Harman is the first major CE company to embrace the standard, and will include it in all Harman automotive products.
“Consumers no longer view their living room, workplace, and personal devices as separate domains,” Harman CEO Dinesh Paliwal said as part of the announcement.
“Connectivity is fast becoming a fundamental expectation and lifestyle requirement. Consumers want to connect simply and safely in their cars, and by making this Android standard part of our OEM packages, we continue to build upon our leadership in smartphone connectivity and integration.”