LG has announced that it will demonstrate a new system that integrates its webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP). By combining webOS Auto and MCVP, the In-Vehicle Infotainment system will be able to collect and transmit data about the driver status, door status, and app usage.
The new system will collect up data generated by the vehicle and send it to Microsoft’s business intelligence software, Power BI, via the cloud. This will give OEMs insightful data which they can use to improve the user experience, safety, and lifecycle of the vehicle. Manufacturers using the system will also be able to use the data to expand the services that it offers with their cars.
Commenting on the news, Helen Choi, vice president of the CTO division at LG Electronics, said:
“Through this collaboration with Microsoft, we are aiming to strengthen LG’s automotive IVI platform and accelerate the arrival of connected vehicles by leveraging technologies provided by MCVP. We will continue to evolve the ecosystem of webOS Auto by providing a wide range of services with a growing list of partner companies.”
Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager of the Connected Vehicle Platform and Mobility at Microsoft, added:
“In a rapidly expanding world of connected cars, the integration of LG’s webOS Auto with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform will provide significant benefits to automakers delivering differentiated value that is derived from the digital feedback loop that includes vehicle data. Our collaboration with LG will expand our ecosystems and enable container based digital services in vehicles across entirely new AI based experiences and functionality.”
According to LG, it plans to show off other services from partners when it demos the system at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) 2019, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from September 12-22.