Harman acquires 5G and V2X firm Savari

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 01 Mar 2021


Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets has acquired substantially all the assets of Silicon Valley-based Savari, an automotive technology company developing vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) technology in 5G Edge and automotive devices.

Harman says Savari’s software and hardware technology will enhance its comprehensive automotive telematics and advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) capabilities, and expand the company’s strengths in 5G Edge, multi-access edge computing (MEC) and smart infrastructure solutions.

Christian Sobottka, president – Automotive Division, Harman said: “Sensor technology is a core building block to propel the future of advanced mobility and automated driving. The integration of connected cars, cities and devices is only possible through a comprehensive software and hardware stack including sensors, 5G connectivity, edge computing and more. Adding Savari’s MEC technology and team of experts is an important component as we continue to build an open platform based on 5G and V2X, working with several partners across the industry to meet the unique needs of our customers globally.”

Savari deploys V2X sensor solutions and edge-based analytics for automotive and smart infrastructure, including Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, Vehicle-to-Phone for pedestrians and bicyclists, Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Infrastructure-to-Phone. Savari’s hardware and software are radio agnostic, designed to fit any standards-compliant radio.

Ravi Puvvala, founder and CEO, Savari said: “Harman is the foremost connected technologies and automotive mobility leader, with the brand strength, scale and resources to accelerate V2X and 5G Edge platforms to market. I look forward to joining HARMAN, and working with their ecosystem of customers and partners, to advance the future of our connected infrastructure and realize safer, more efficient transportation.”

As part of the move, Savari employees will join Harman upon closing of the deal, and will be integrated into Harman’s Automotive division.