VW and LG Joint Develop an Innovative Connected Car Platform

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    VW and LG Electronics have signed a memorandum of understanding on joint R&D of a next-generation connected car service platform.

    The two companies will work together on VW's Cross-Over-Platform, which is aimed at enhanced vehicle connectivity and convenience. Using the latest in cloud technology, it will offer drivers seamless digital access to extensive features such as smart home and location-based services.


    Over the coming years, the two companies will be concentrating on:
    • Developing technologies that bring together the connected car and the smart home so that drivers are able to control and monitor smart devices in their homes from the road.

    • Developing a context-sensitive notification center that can deliver messages in an intuitive and safe manner and provide optimized recommendations to the driver in real time.

    • Developing next-generation infotainment technology for connected cars.
    Key LG Electronics execs present at the signing at VW headquarters included Richard Choi, Head of LG Cloud Center, and Lee Sang-yong, Head of LG Vehicle Infotainment System Research Lab. Representing VW were Prof. Thomas Form, Head of Electronics and Vehicle Research, and Robert Kattner, Head of Vehicle Information Systems, both of the Group Research Division.

    This agreement is an example of the long-standing relationship that LG and VW have developed over the years. LG was one of the first electronics companies to commit itself to the automotive industry. It has been supplying audio-visual products for vehicles since 2007, establishing a reputation for reliability and technological innovation.


    In March of 2015, a VW subsidiary Italdesign Guigiaro unveiled its GEA concept car at the Geneva Motor Show with seven key components supplied by LG Electronics, including the holographic display, connected smart watch, tail lights and rear camera. In July, LG was selected as VW's strategic electronics supplier and also listed as a partner company on its FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) program. At CES earlier this year, the two companies attracted great attention showcasing a smart home system that could be controlled remotely from the vehicle.
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  2. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    Very interesting. LG is already partnered with GM, so doing something similar puts LG pretty deep into the automotive industry.
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Neil:

    I did not know that and thanks for the update!

  4. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    Yes, the electrical systems in the Chevy Bolt EV were all designed by LG.
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