LG Electronics is taking a big leap in 2020, diving head into the car infotainment market with webOS Auto. The company is going to launch a new webOS Auto platform for cars during CES 2020 at its booth, and across its partner booths including Microsoft, Qualcomm Qt, and more.
This is based on Qualcomm’s Automotive Development Platform (ADP) and supports various companies such as iHeartRadio, Mapbox, and Cerence to begin with. And the LG webOS Auto aims to compete with existing car infotainment platforms of Apple’s Car Play and Google’s Android Auto.
LG Electronics partnered with Adient, a leading car seat manufacturer to have a connected car demo at its booth at CES 2020, to showcase the services like internet radio, and video streaming.
webOS Auto is said to be built on top of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Automotive Development Platform and incorporates Qualcomm’s technology to support multi-display and 5G network. The LG also posted that it has worked with Microsoft, Qualcomm, MS, Qt, and Luxoft to develop webOS Auto.
Microsoft is said to showcase an AVN scenario that combines webOS Auto and the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP). Qt is a famous software company, is said to introduce a human-machine interface using the software tool ‘Qt’, and software company Luxoft with having a concept car developed on webOS Auto.