Volkswagen Group and LG Electronic to co-develop next-generation connected car service platform
The German auto giant has joined hands with LG Electronics for the development of Volkswagen's Cross-Over-Platform. The project focuses on enhancing a vehicle's connectivity and convenience, giving drivers seamless digital access to extensive features such as smart home and location-based services.
The key area of co-development will include facilitating the control and monitor of smart home devices — such as lights, security systems and domestic appliances — by users, from out on the road. It will also include developing a context-sensitive notification centre that can deliver messages in an intuitive and safe manner. Besides this, the evolution of infotainment systems for connected cars is also in the works.
"Volkswagen is pressing on with the digitalisation of its brands. Our focus in doing so is always on our customers. For them, comfort, safety and energy efficiency play a central role. LG is a strong, reliable partner in the implementation of new features and one of the drivers of innovation in the networked household. We look forward to working with LG and to developing in future simple, easy-to-use smart home solutions for our customers integrated into our vehicle systems," said Prof. Thomas Form, head of electronics and vehicle research, Volkswagen Group.
"LG Electronics and Volkswagen are teaming up to develop the next generation of connected car platform that allows wide integration with smart home services and adoption of open IoT connectivity technologies," said Richard Choi, head of LG Cloud Center. "We think LG's expertise in smart technology together with Volkswagen's leadership in the automotive sector will revolutionise the way drivers interact with their vehicles," he added further.
Volkswagen showcased a similar concept, named the Budd-e, at this year's Geneva Motor Show in February. The concept made its world debut at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a month before its debut in Geneva. Check out the Budd-e and other concepts revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor show.
Source : CarDekho