For years, the trend was to add more speakers to high end OEM sound systems, to the point where some systems now include 34 speakers.
But with the advent of electric vehicles, the trend may head in reverse. Harman showed at CES last month a prototype OEM system that bragged of cutting the number of speakers by half, or from 20 drivers, down to 10.
By reducing the footprint of the audio system, a car maker can add a few extra miles per charge to the vehicle, said Harman. Read More >>