Harman International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, has acquired of the assets of Savari Inc., a Silicon Valley-based automotive technology company developing vehicle-to-everything communications technology in 5G Edge and automotive devices. Savari’s software and hardware technology will add to Harman’s automotive telematics and advanced driving assistance systems services, and expand the company’s offerings in 5G Edge, multi-access edge computing (MEC) and smart infrastructure solutions.

“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,” said Christian Sobottka, president, automotive division, Harman. “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 employees will join Harman upon closing of the deal, and will be integrated into the company’s automotive division, an automotive supplier for connected car, car audio and connected vehicle services.