HARMAN announced the Smart Delta for Maps for connected vehicles that allows OEMs to push new HD Maps updates in greater frequency, so drivers can benefit from up-to-date information, such as available parking spots or recent road works in near real-time.

The new resource-efficient product, which is part of the company’s industry leading Over-The-Air (OTA) solution, resolves major challenges Smart Delta for Maps face currently – limited size updates, and difficulties in updating over intermittent LTE or Wi-Fi Coverage. HARMAN’s new solution can reduce the size of a map update to as low as 2.5% of the original size of the full map image in a failsafe and secure manner. HARMAN has re-engineered the update process, which typically take days, to occur near real-time with this new product.

HARMAN Remote Vehicle Updating Service (OTA) with the new Smart Delta for Maps product are designed to provide a reliable and superior user experience through the following features:

  • New, built-in Smart Delta technology
  • Support of various maps based on Navigation Data Standard (NDS)
  • Advance connected urban driving with efficient Point of Interest (PoI) updates
  • Update only new data within the layer(s) of a map