LG and HERE partner for next-generation telematics solution in self-driving cars

LG and HERE Maps

LG Electronics today announced a partnership with HERE Technologies for next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles. This combines LG’s advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform.

Both the companies are aiming at supporting automakers globally with a robust and secure data communications hub for highly automated and fully autonomous cars. LG’s Telematics is a combination of both telecommunications and informatics that provide vehicles with services such as navigation, location confirmation, emergency dispatch through various communication technologies, from GPS and DMB networks to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and mobile communication.

On the other hand, HERE maps is powering more than 100 million cars today and it also working on developing HD Live Map by closely working with automakers. The HD Live Map is a cloud-based map service which supports connected advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving solutions which LG intends to deploy in the new solution which lets automakers identifies all roads and surrounding features such as lane markings, stop signs, crosswalks, speed signs and traffic lights.

Once the solution is fully developed, the sensors in the vehicle’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) which consists of cameras, radar and lidar will read and observe the surroundings and sends the data to the cloud along with information on nearby vehicles collected via V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything). post the gathering of data, it is analyzed and transmitted to the telematics systems of vehicles for customized driving information.

Commenting on the partnership, Lee Woo-jong, president of LG’s Vehicle Components Company said:

We’re excited to present a new standard for autonomous mobile communication solutions in cooperation with HERE, which has unsurpassed cutting-edge automotive guidance technology. With partners like HERE, LG can continue to advance the next generation of connected car technologies to help prepare automakers for the self-driving era.

Moon Lee, vice president of HERE Technologies APAC said:

To operate safely and efficiently, autonomous vehicles will need many kinds of robust data sources and powerful communication technologies.  We believe our Open Location Platform-powered services can play a critical role in next-generation telematics technology for autonomous vehicles, and we’re excited to be working with LG to make this a reality.