LG Joins Hands with Microsoft to Build Automotive Infotainment Systems. Photo: LG
LG Electronics (LG) is working with Microsoft to build its automotive infotainment systems, building management systems, and other business-to-business (B2B) collaborations.
As announced at CES 2020, LG will leverage Microsoft Azure and AI services to accelerate the digital transformation of LG’s B2B business growth engines.
A year ago, LG started its collaboration with Microsoft to enhance and further grow LG’s autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business. LG will expand the scope of new projects beyond the automotive sector and further into the commercial space.
LG plans to enhance its management systems to enable its Building Energy Control (BECON) system to manage and control HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems more efficiently using Azure. While extending its BECON system around the world with Microsoft’s support, the company will develop the next version of BECON with Azure data and hybrid cloud + AI services.
The integration with Azure will further enhance LG’s in-vehicle infotainment solution. This builds on the combination of LG’s webOS Auto and the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform for the next generation of connected vehicles.
For the next version of webOS Auto, LG will provide various additional HMI (human machine interface) experiences, especially in the in-vehicle entertainment and work efficiency areas.
LG’s infotainment systems will integrate virtual personal assistant technologies from LG with the Microsoft virtual assistant solution accelerator and automakers’ own personal assistants to enhance their brand experiences and provide various connected services to end users. This HMI software platform is designed to advance the monetization of new digital services.