LG Electronics is working with Cerence, a USA automotive voice recognition solution provider, to strengthen voice recognition solutions that will be applied to webOS In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system.
The two companies recently held a signing ceremony in Las Vegas to jointly develop solutions for vehicles, the company said on January 14. The South Korean company strengthened its partnership with Luxoft, a Swiss-based software company, to develop upgraded automotive solutions including digital cockpits through a joint venture to be established in Santa Clara, California.
Under the deal, which was signed on the sidelines of Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week, LG and Cerence will collaborate in developing a webOS Auto-based IVI system equipped with voice recognition features.
Its automotive voice recognition solutions have been applied to more than 300 million vehicles, according to the company. "We are honored and excited to partner with LG Electronics on a solution that harnesses the collective power and promise of webOS Auto and Cerence ARK", said Sanjay Dhawan, CEO of Cerence.
LG's webOS Auto is a Linux-powered IVI platform for connected cars, created to provide OEM and tier-one manufacturers with productivity and flexibility for the next generation in-vehicle experience.
LG said that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 manufacturers will be given a pre-packaged, full-stack IVI software system that will shorten the time-to-market, bring an immersive voice experience and rich content ecosystem to connected cars and improve the user experience inside the vehicle.
LG said it will leverage Microsoft Azure and AI services to enhance its management systems to enable its Building Energy Control (BECON) system to manage and control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, develop the next version of BECON, and extend its BECON system around the world.