LG and Luxoft Team to Target Automotive HMI

A new connected device operating system targeting the automotive industry and robotics has been launched by two digital giants.

IT service provider, Luxoft Holding, has partnered with LG Electronics to create the next generation of LG’s Linux based small device webOS operating system to extend its potential reach into the automotive market.

LG has previously deployed webOS in more than 60 million smart TVs and digital signage displays worldwide. As a strategic partner, Luxoft is expecting to bring technical assets as well as experience in designing and deploying software platforms for a wide variety of products and services.

Dr I.P. Park, chief technology officer at LG Electronics, said: “Thanks to our collaboration with Luxoft, we are able to bring webOS into automotive and beyond. Luxoft is providing a substantial technological contribution to webOS and has also greatly enhanced our ability to deploy it into new industries.”

The technology will, initially, be focusing on vehicle digital cockpit development including infotainment, navigation, and other features that HMI influenced before rolling out the platform into robotics and smart homes.

Mikael Söderberg, senior technical director, automotive at Luxoft, said: “Having access to webOS and its cloud services platform will enable car makers to design and develop better customer experiences for autonomous mobility services.”

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