Today’s vehicles offer dazzling electronic entertainment possibilities, from smartphone connectivity to interactive displays and video screens.

HARMAN is the market leader in these connected car setups, equipping more than 80% of the world’s luxury cars with premium audio systems.

This saves time on physical testing, and allows virtual tests to replace in situ listening, so that the team can design their products even before the final car designs are complete.

"We may become involved very early in the car development process, when a vehicle designer has not yet decided what is required from the audio system," explains Michael Strauss, Senior Manager of Virtual Product Development and Tools (VPD) at HARMAN.

Yet frequently we need to present a concept within a few days, creating a tricky challenge to meet our clients’ requirements and deliver high-quality systems."

"We needed capabilities for mechanical, acoustic, and electrical simulations in one integrated environment, and we wanted a program that would free up the time and effort spent on creating and updating our own tools," says François Malbos, Principal Acoustics Engineer, at HARMAN.

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