LG Electronics and Luxoft partner to bring webOS to robots and smart devices
At IFA 2018, Berlin, Germany (31 August to 05 September 2018), Luxoft Holding and LG Electronics showcased the next-generation webOS which will extend its capabilities and ecosystem into the automotive, robotics and smart home vertical markets.
LG Electronics has deployed webOS in over 60 million LG smart TVs and digital signage displays worldwide and has partnered with Luxoft to bring technical assets as well as experience in designing and deploying software platforms for new vertical markets.
I P Park, CTO at LG Electronics said: “Luxoft is providing a substantial technological contribution to webOS and has also greatly enhanced our ability to deploy it into new industries.”
Luxoft will lead the deployment of webOS into the new, targeted sectors, beginning with automotive. Initially focusing on digital cockpit development which includes infotainment, navigation, and other human-car interaction-centric, feature, the partners also plan to introduce the new platform into the robotics and smart home sectors.
“We’re already leveraging LG Electronics’ thriving smart TV eco-system to customise and enhance webOS so it provides an innovation canvas for car manufacturers to develop next-generation autonomous vehicles,” said Mikael Söderberg, senior technical director, Automotive at Luxoft. “Having access to webOS and its cloud services platform will enable car makers to design and develop better customer experiences for autonomous mobility services.”
“Underlying this partnership is a shared desire to make it easier for manufacturers to innovate with technology. This platform gives them the flexibility to make digital changes. This will help accelerate the mobility revolution, improve human-robotic interactions and make smart devices even smarter,” concluded Dmitry Loschinin, president and CEO of Luxoft.
Luxoft is an IT service provider, offering strategic consulting, custom software development services, and digital solution engineering. Luxoft has experience in the financial services, automotive, communications, and healthcare and life sciences sectors. It has more than 12,700 staff across 42 cities in 21 countries within five continents, with its operating headquarters office in Zug, Switzerland.