LG Electronics (LG) will demonstrate a new system that integrates LG’s webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform at this year’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA). Leveraging the combined strengths of webOS Auto and MCVP, IVI can collect and transmit a wide variety of information such as driver status, door status and app usage.
The new system is designed to transfer vehicle-generated data and audio, video and navigation (AVN) usage history to Microsoft Power BI via the cloud to provide OEMs with a comprehensive data set for enhancing user experience, safety and vehicle lifecycle. This cloud service will eventually be incorporated in the upcoming webOS Auto platform to aid in improving user experience inside the vehicle. Services from partners will also be showcased on the webOS Auto-based IVI system at this year’s IAA.
webOS Auto, whose origin is LG’s software platform webOS that powers millions of its smart devices, is a Linux-powered IVI platform for connected car to provide the productivity and flexibility required for software development to OEM’s and Tier 1’s by leveraging its expertise in smart homes for the next generation of in-vehicle experience.
“Through this collaboration with Microsoft, we are aiming to strengthen LG’s automotive IVI platform and accelerate the arrival of connected vehicles by leveraging technologies provided by MCVP, ” said Helen Choi, vice president of the CTO division at LG Electronics. “We will continue to evolve the ecosystem of webOS Auto by providing a wide range of services with a growing list of partner companies.”
“In a rapidly expanding world of connected cars, the integration of LG’s webOS Auto with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform will provide significant benefits to automakers delivering differentiated value that is derived from the digital feedback loop that includes vehicle data,” said Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager of Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform and Mobility at Microsoft. “Our collaboration with LG will expand our ecosystems and enable container based digital services in vehicles across entirely new AI based experiences and functionality.”