So the upcoming Lamborghini Huracan is going to proverbially blow away the Gallardo. Infotainment and all. Not that the old Gallardo system was bad- it was sourced from the VW/Audi parts bin. And worked well. But this time the company wants to do something a bit more special and turned to supplier HARMAN to deliver the goods. “The new system will deliver uncompromising performance, offering an array of features such as 3D navigation together with advanced connectivity. We are excited to extend our long-standing relationship with Volkswagen Group and honored at the opportunity to develop and supply an infotainment system to complement a car as special as the Huracan. We look forward to delighting the drivers and passengers of this magnificent vehicle,” says Sachin Lawande, President Infotainment Division, HARMAN.
The 60 GB hard disk-based GPS navigation system generates highly realistic 3D views of cityscapes and landscapes, also retrieving data from Google Earth and Google Street View. Landmark destinations – such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris – are shown in photorealistic style for an even more dynamic navigation experience. A 7-inch 16:9 TFT color display delivers vehicle and infotainment details to the driver.
Vehicle occupants can connect wirelessly to the Internet, and access their favorite web applications – anything from weather apps to Google search. There is also supposed to be apps connectivity, probably through OEM software provider RealVNC. The system features a radio with 3-RDS Scan Diversity Tuner technology, HD radio, as well as digital radio support for 2-DAB+ (in Europe) and SDARS Digital Satellite Radio (in the USA and Canada). Those who prefer disk-based sources (not us) will appreciate the integrated CD/DVD player and optional 6-disk jukebox for DVD video and audio playback. Alternatively, drivers can play music from SD or MMC card via the integrated SD slot, or plug in a USB stick or audio player and play music through an external device. The hard disk itself can store up to 20 GB of music – enough to keep vehicle occupants entertained as their new Lamborghini Huracan eats up the miles.