LG and Qualcomm Partner on In-vehicle Infotainment
LG Electronics and Qualcomm are teaming up in an effort to progress LG’s connected in-vehicle infotainment system, webOS Auto. The end goal is to create a platform that offers convenience for drivers and their passengers. Their mission starts with combing the strengths of both the LG’s webOS Auto and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Development Platform (ADP).
“We very much value this collaboration with Qualcomm expands the ecosystem of the webOS Auto platform and with the latest solutions from Qualcomm such as 5G networks and multimedia, customers will be able to experience the same entertainment at home in connected cars,” said Dr. I.P. Park, president and CTO of LG Electronics. “Together, webOS and Snapdragon ADP will provide a high-performing, comprehensive hardware and software platform for future vehicle infotainment systems.”
LG recently opened up webOS Open Source Edition 2.0 to allow developers to test out many features that will be incorporated into webOS. Building on a strong foundation of in-vehicle infotainment, the Linux-powered webOS Auto platform is driving the next generation of connected automobiles.
As for Snapdragon ADP, the service is designed to provide “a comprehensive hardware and software environment for rapid development of high performing and power efficient automotive cockpit platforms.” That, of course, includes passenger and rear-seat entertainment (RSE) displays. The infotainment technologies of the third generation Snapdragon Automotive Development Platform is supported through artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, advanced graphics for high-resolution multiple display configurations and ultra HD media streaming.
“The work between LG and Qualcomm Technologies builds on the long-established and successful relationship between the two companies, creating a great synergy effect in next-generation automotive software,” said Jim Cathey, senior vice president and president of global business operations, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are confident that our combined experiences and expertise in developing automotive technologies will aid in delivering the best in-vehicle and next-generation user experiences customers demand.”
In addition to the enhancements coming to webOS, LG and Qualcomm are working on a reference platform set to be unveiled in January at CES 2020.