Harman acquires German auto tech agency

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Samsung Electronics subsidiary Harman has acquired Apostera, a German automotive expertise firm.

Harman mentioned Apostera’s augmented actuality (AR) and combined actuality (MR) software program merchandise would broaden its automotive product choices and “place the corporate on the forefront of automotive AR/MR expertise design”.

“Harman is devoted to delivering in-car experiences with the pace and suppleness of client expertise along with the reliability and efficiency of automotive grade merchandise,” mentioned automotive division president Christian Sobottka. “By seamlessly mixing AR with the bodily setting, Apostera’s combined actuality resolution furthers this purpose, reworking any show within the automotive right into a richly contextual expertise.”

Apostera’s combined actuality product combines augmented actuality, machine studying, laptop imaginative and prescient and sensor fusion in a “hardware-agnostic” software program platform.

“Mixed with Harman’s digital cockpit product portfolio, these new software program merchandise will bridge the hole between the bodily and digital worlds,” the provider mentioned in an announcement.

Apostera employees will be part of Harman as a part of the corporate’s automotive division.

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