LG has announced that it’s partnering with Qualcomm Technologies for the development of webOS Auto, a connected in-vehicle infotainment system for both drivers and passengers.
webOS Auto is based on Linux platform and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Development Platform (ADP). webOS Auto will help offer an in-car experience for drivers and passengers. LG will incorporate its webOS Open Source Edition 2.0 with automotive infotainment functionality.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon ADP comes with infotainment technologies comprising of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, advanced graphics for high-resolution multiple display configurations and ultra HD media streaming. The Automotive Development Platform has been designed to offer a hardware and software environment for developing high performing and power-efficient automotive cockpit platforms, passenger and rear-seat entertainment displays.
Besides webOS Auto, LG and Qualcomm are also working on a reference platform for launch in January during CES 2020.
Speaking about the development, LG Electronics President and CTO, I.P. Park said “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. Together, webOS and Snapdragon ADP will provide a high-performing, comprehensive hardware and software platform for future vehicle infotainment systems”.
Qualcomm Technologies Global Business Operations Senior VP and President, Jim Cathey said “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. 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”.