Google selects Harman as audio technology partner

Harman and Google Soli speaker prototype

Harman and Google have announced a new audio partnership at Google I/O 2016. The collaboration between Harman and Google will include modules for Google’s new modular mobile device, Ara.

This device will give customers choice over the features they value, including audio from a Harman-designed module.

In addition, Harman and Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) are also working closely together on Project Soli.

Soli uses radar to enable new types of touchless interactions, one where the human hand becomes a natural, intuitive interface for devices.

The Soli sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy to enable precise and effortless hand gestures.