LG has announced a partnership with German automaker Volkswagen to develop connected car platform which aims to enable vehicles to communicate with external devices.
The two companies will work together to develop Volkswagen’s Cross-Over-Platform to enhance vehicle connectivity and convenience. Under this partnership both the companies will develop technologies that bring together the connected car and the smart home, giving drivers the ability to control and monitor smart devices in their homes such as lights, security systems and household supplies from the road.
They will also work on developing a notification center that understands context and delivers notices in an intuitive and safe manner and also provides optimized recommendations for drivers to respond based on real-time situations. Finally, the collaboration will also develop optimized next generation infotainment technology for connected cars.
Prof. Thomas Form, head of Electronics and Vehicle Research said,
We look forward to working with LG and to developing in future simple, easy-to-use smart home solutions for our customers integrated into our vehicle systems.