Speeding Up Innovations in a Connected Car Space
LG Electronics, a South Korea-based electronics giant has agreed to jointly develop pre-packaged in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system with Cerence Inc., which is a global industry leader in creating unique, moving experiences for the automotive world. This collaboration aims to create a more convenient in-car experience using voice commands. The companies plan to develop software that will integrate LG’s Linux- powered IVI platform webOS Auto with Cerence’s voice assistant. This software will deliver voice control and rich content to connected cars, thereby reducing the time to market and improving the user experience inside vehicles. It will give passengers and drivers more control over car functions, navigation, and multimedia content.
Both Companies Excited for the Collaboration
“We look forward to this collaboration with Cerence to develop a Turnkey voice solution for today’s auto and component makers to accelerate the arrival of the connected car,” said Dr. I.P. Park, President, and CTO of LG Electronics. “We will continue to evolve webOS Auto by offering a wide range of AI-powered experiences for both manufacturers and auto customers,” he further added.
“We are honored and excited to partner with LG Electronics on a solution that harnesses the collective power and promise of webOS Auto and Cerence ARK,” said Sanjay Dhawan, CEO of Cerence. “This new offering will support automakers tier-one suppliers as they rapidly innovate, speed the time to market, and deliver the state-of-the-art-in-car experience unlike any other,” he added.
Previously, LG signed an agreement with DXC Technology’s Luxoft to launch a webOS Auto joint venture focused on developing production-ready systems, including a digital cockpit, in-vehicle infotainment, rear-seat entertainment, and ride-hailing. These systems will be based on LG’s webOS Auto platform and be made available for automakers, fleet operators, and shared mobility services providers. The new venture will also leverage Luxoft’s engineering delivery network.
“Through this joint venture with Luxoft, we are aiming to strengthen LG’s automotive IVI platform and accelerate the arrival of connected vehicles by leveraging technologies,” LG Electronics President and CTO Dr IP Park said.