Published On: Sun, Jan 12th, 2020

LG Electronics, Luxoft announce webOS automotive joint venture at CES 2020

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DXC Technology’s subsidiary Luxoft has agreed to create an automotive joint venture with LG Electronics for advancing the deployment of production-ready digital cockpit, in-vehicle infotainment, rear-seat entertainment (RSE), and ride-hailing systems based on the latter’s webOS Auto platform.

The joint venture, which was announced at CES 2020, is said to bring together a top automotive software engineering provider in the form of Luxoft and a major technology and home entertainment innovator in LG Electronics.

The webOS Auto platform is said to offer features, functionality and incorporates all the necessary components like multi-display control, multimedia processing, connectivity, security to provide enhanced comfort and convenience to drivers and passengers.

Dmitry Loschinin – executive vice president of DXC Technology, and president and CEO of Luxoft said: “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.

“The combined strengths of LG and Luxoft will create invaluable synergy to deploy webOS Auto, the platform for digital, consumer-grade experiences to automakers and their key partners.”

Signing ceremony for the automotive joint venture by LG Electronics and Luxoft at CES 2020.

Signing ceremony for the automotive joint venture by LG Electronics and Luxoft at CES 2020. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

The deployment of the webOS Auto platform will be led by Luxoft in production-ready systems in automotive by contributing its worldwide delivery network and also its engineering at-scale delivery organization.

Dr. I.P. Park – president and CTO of LG Electronics said: “The JV builds on the long-established and successful relationship between the two companies, creating a great synergy effect in next-generation customer experiences.

“Luxoft’s combined capabilities and execution with its global delivery network will accelerate the deployment of webOS Auto in production-ready systems.”

Automakers and their key partners, shared mobility services providers, and fleet operators can deploy the webOS Auto platform already to large-scale series production systems, said the partners.

The automotive joint venture is expected to begin operations in Q1 2020, subject to customary closing conditions including receipt of regulatory approval.

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