LG Announces Expanded Ecosystem ‘webOS Auto’ at CES 2020

Jan 3, 2020 | News

LG Electronics (LG) announces enhanced the webOS Auto ecosystem at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

webOS Auto is a Linux-based automotive infotainment platform that acts as a hub for connected car services, supporting various partner solutions and services. Many global technology companies, from System on Chip (SoC) manufacturers to cloud computing service providers, are collaborating in the development of the webOS Auto ecosystem, contributing to the competitiveness of the platform.

LG co-exhibits with Adient, a global leader in automotive seating, a connected car running webOS Auto at the LG exhibition booth. Visitors can experience various services such as the podcast and video streaming service at the passenger seat.

Qualcomm, Microsoft, Qt, and Luxoft, who have collaborated with LG to develop webOS Auto, will also exhibit webOS Auto based in car infotainment systems at their own exhibition booths.

Qualcomm will present webOS Auto that operates based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Development Platform (ADP) in which the latest Snapdragon processor is applied. webOS Auto integrates with Qualcomm’s technologies to support multi-display and 5G network solutions.

Microsoft will showcase an Audio Video Navigation (AVN) scenario which integrates with webOS Auto with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP). The scenario also includes various services utilizing app usage data and navigation data that is transferred to the cloud through MCVP.

Qt will introduce automotive Human Machine Interface (HMI) which is generated using the software tool ‘Qt.’ Luxoft will exhibit a concept car implemented based on webOS Auto.

LG has established strategic partnerships also with content suppliers to expand the webOS Auto ecosystem. iHeartRadio, Mapbox and Cerence plan to offer their services through webOS Auto.

“We will continue to enhance the webOS Auto ecosystem through collaboration with a variety of global technology companies in a bid to expand our influence in the next-generation automotive software market,” said Dr. I.P. Park, president and CTO of LG Electronics.