webOS Auto 1.0

Overview

webOS Auto 1.0, the very first official version of webOS Auto, has been released with the full features for rear-seat entertainment (RSE) experience. With webOS Auto 1.0, each of the passengers in the back seats can effortlessly and seamlessly enjoy video and audio content and surf the web via touch displays integrated into the headrests.

Automakers, by taking full advantage of webOS Auto, can minimize time to market as well as the development costs and instead focus on developing their own solutions for providing innovative values for their customers.

Architecture at a Glance

The platform architecture is mainly divided into two partitions: webOS Auto and vendor specific parts. In addition to the defined boundary of webOS Auto components, the platform can be extended with vendor specific features that reflect automotive manufacturers’ own design and implementation.

webOS Auto part is a set of platform services and framework extensions developed in addition to the webOS reference platform in order to support the automotive needs. Most components under this partition are provided as built-in, and some specific components can be customized to the vendor needs.

Vendor specific part specifies the software components that are highly specific to each automotive manufacturer and depend on the platform design and implementation. By using the guidance provided by webOS Auto including reference UI/UX and guidelines, automotive manufacturers can easily create their own services and integrate them with their existing platform. Furthermore, the webOS platform’s flexible and pluggable architecture allows 3rd party services and applications to be easily deployed.

Features

Optimized for Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Development Platform


webOS Auto 1.0 features the third generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Development Platform (ADP) to deliver excellent processing power and multi-display performance for a premium in-vehicle experience. By adopting the latest and industry-standard automotive infotainment technology, webOS Auto ensures high performance, rich connectivity, and enhanced audio and video processing, narrowing the gap between a mobile experience and the connected car experience.

Multi-display Support for RSE


The primary focus of webOS Auto 1.0 is on entertainment of back seat passengers. Passengers can enjoy video and audio content on one’s their individual, touch display with separate audio output connected via Bluetooth. Moreover, they can access functions using voice commands via voice assistant service such as Alexa Auto.

Excellence in Media Playback Performance


webOS Auto shows excellence in media playback performance as it originates from webOS that has proven its performance and stability in over 100 million LG Smart TVs. It supports a wide range of Codec, up to 4K streaming protocol, and also allows playback of DRM-protected media content using S/W DRM, offering more options for entertainment for passengers.

Full-featured and Up-to-date Development Environment


webOS Auto provides a variety of development tools including Command Line Interface (CLI) and VirtualBox Emulator. Furthermore, it supports modern web app frameworks such as Vue.js and React as well as Qt application framework, so that automakers can easily adapt to development with webOS Auto.

Meet webOS Auto

Resources for Customers and Partners

For customers and partners, webOS Auto provides the source code, tools, and whole package of documents they may need on the journey with webOS Auto. However, as those are our valuable assets, the access will be granted to only those who have a signed agreement with us.

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Source Code

Based on the source code shared, automakers can customize the platform and create their own white-labelled solution.

SDK

A variety of development tools are provided to facilitate development of apps and services.

Documentation

The documentation encompasses all the necessary guides and tutorials throughout the development with webOS Auto.

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