LG and HERE Technologies Partner to Support Autonomous Cars
LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles.
The solution combines LG’s advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform.
Through their planned collaboration, the companies aim to support automakers globally with a robust and secure data communications hub for highly automated and fully autonomous cars.
Telematics is an industry that is defined as the integration of telecommunications and informatics to provide vehicle safety and entertainment services.
These include navigation, location confirmation and emergency dispatch through various communication technologies, from GPS and DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) networks to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and mobile communication.
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When fully developed, telematics will play a key role as the communication hub for autonomous vehicles. First, sensors in the vehicle’s ADAS – comprised of cameras, radar and lidar – read the surrounding environment and send the data to the cloud along with information on nearby vehicles collected via V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything).
All the information gathered is repeatedly analyzed and transmitted to the telematics systems of vehicles for customized driving information.
LG’s telematics solutions support various communication technologies from GPS to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and mobile communication.
LG says its engineers are working earnestly to develop 5G products, which will be four to five times faster than LTE with 90 percent reduction in latency, ideal for next generation autonomous vehicle operation.