Harman acquires in-cab radar sensing pioneer CAARESYS
Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics has announced the acquisition of CAARESYS, an Israeli-based company developing vehicle passenger monitoring and Child Presence Detection (CPD) systems.
Founded in 2017, CAARESYS’ technology relies on contactless, low-emission radar and algorithms to detect and monitor passenger vital signs and look for potential dangers and health issues. In its short years, CAARESYS has successfully partnered with leading vehicle OEMs and provided mass production of its technology.
Harman designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers worldwide, including connected car systems. CAARESYS’ solution will strengthen Harman’s automotive offering that also includes Digital Cockpit and ADAS. Harman will now be able to offer new levels of in-vehicle safety, comfort and well-being in its growing product line.
“With the acquisition of CAARESYS, we gain market-leading in-cabin radar sensing technology and radar-enabled features that can quickly integrate into our products,” said Christian Sobottka, President, Automotive Division, HARMAN. “And by partnering with HARMAN, automakers can deliver the key safety and well-being features that consumers demand – today as opposed to years from now.”