​LG to showcase new car infotainment system solution at Frankfurt motor show

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : September 11, 2019, 11:10 | Updated : September 11, 2019, 11:10

[Courtesy of LG Electronics]

SEOUL -- LG Electronics will showcase a new car infotainment solution based on its own operating system called "webOS" at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show this week.

The South Korean electronics maker said in a statement on Wednesday that it will showcase "webOS Auto", an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system solution for high-end vehicles at the annual motor show held in Frankfurt on September 12 (local time).

The new IVI solution will be unveiled at the booth operated by Microsoft. The two companies had partnered to integrate LG's webOS Auto into Microsoft's connected vehicle platform. LG said it will demonstrate connecting webOS-based IVI apps to cloud computing system operated by Microsoft.

"Through the partnership with Microsoft to provide automotive cloud services, webOS has become more competitive," LG Electronics executive director Choi Hee-won was quoted as saying.

LG's webOS is a Linux kernel-based multitasking operating system for smart devices and it has been used as a mobile operating system since 2014. webOS Auto was developed this year targeting premium IVI market.

The global IVI market, which is rapidly growing thanks to widespread adoption of infotainment systems by carmakers, is estimated to reach $33.8 billion by 2022, according to global market research firm Allied Market Research.
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