Luxoft and LG Electronics have announced that they will form an automotive joint venture (JV) to advance the deployment of production-ready digital cockpit, in-vehicle infotainment, rear-seat entertainment (RSE) and ride-hailing systems based on Luxoft’s webOS Auto platform.
“This new venture reinforces Luxoft’s capabilities in the design, development and deployment of large-scale digital cockpit and connected mobility solutions based on open platforms,” said Dmitry Loschinin, president and CEO of Luxoft and executive VP of parent company, DXC Technology. “The combined strengths of LG and Luxoft will create invaluable synergy to deploy webOS Auto, the platform for digital, consumer-grade experiences to auto makers and their key partners.”
“The JV builds on the long-established and successful relationship between the two companies, creating a great synergy effect in next-generation customer experiences,” added Dr I P Park, president and CTO of LG Electronics. “Luxoft’s combined capabilities and execution with its global delivery network will accelerate the deployment of webOS Auto in production-ready systems.”
Auto makers and their key partners, fleet operators and shared mobility services providers can already deploy webOS Auto to large-scale series production systems, including: digital cockpit systems; RSE for traditional needs or with ride-hailing mode; and cabin and center stack displays for ride-hailing systems.
It is anticipated that the JV will commence operations in the first quarter of 2020. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.
Luxoft describes webOS Auto as an open platform for collaboration and an ideal platform for shared and intelligent mobility. webOS Auto is said to provide unique features and functionality and incorporates all essential components – such as multimedia processing, multi-display control, connectivity and security – to offer improved comfort and convenience to passengers and drivers.