LG, the South Korean-based electronics company, is now launching its own artificial intelligence-based connected vehicle platform.
LG will be teaming together with Cerence Inc. to create a software solution that would combine LG's webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment platform with Cerence's AI Reference Kit. The two hope this would make a premiere voice assistant for the car industry.
The two companies are hoping to make the in-car experience much more convenient that utilizes voice commands. This would let both the drivers and passengers to control more of the services available within the vehicle including basic car functions, navigation systems, and entertainment options.
This would create a direct competitor to Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto platforms.
The two companies also expect their new partnership to allow them to better manage both of their platforms. And both LG and Cerence are hoping to begin offering OEMs and manufacturers with its own full-stack software platform to increase production time to market.
LG's webOS Auto platform was created for connected vehicles and designed to give auto manufacturers more options when they begin adding in in-car experiences. Cerence's ARK platform also aims to help car manufacturers create, implement, and manage in-car voice assistants.
"We look forward to this collaboration with Cerence to develop a turnkey voice solution for today’s auto and component makers to accelerate the arrival of the connected car," said Dr. I.P. Park, president and CTO of LG Electronics. "We will continue to evolve webOS Auto by offering a wider range of AI-powered experiences for both manufacturers and auto customers."
"We are honored and excited to partner with LG Electronics on a solution that harnesses the collective power and promise of webOS Auto and Cerence ARK," said Sanjay Dhawan, CEO, Cerence. "This new offering will support automakers and tier-one suppliers as they rapidly innovate, speed the time to market, and deliver a state-of-the-art in-car experience unlike any other."