LG and Qualcom to Create webOS-based Automotive Infotainment Platform
LG Electronics (LG) and Qualcomm Technologies Inc. announced today plans to work together to further develop webOS Auto, LG’s connected in-vehicle infotainment system.
Harnessing the strengths of webOS Auto and Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Development Platform (ADP), the companies aim to create a more convenient in-car experience for drivers and passengers alike.
LG’s webOS Auto is a Linux-powered platform. LG’s recently announced webOS Open Source Edition 2.0, which adds automotive infotainment functionality, allows developers to experience some of the features that will be incorporated in webOS Auto.
The Snapdragon ADP features infotainment technologies supported through artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, advanced graphics for high-resolution multiple display configurations and ultra HD media streaming. Snapdragon ADP is designed to provide a hardware and software environment for development of automotive cockpit platforms, including passenger and rear-seat entertainment (RSE) displays.
In addition to developing and commercializing a more advanced webOS Auto, LG and Qualcomm will collaborate on a reference platform which LG will unveil in January at CES 2020.