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LG and Volkswagen join forces to create a connected car platform

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LG, the company best known for TVs, appliances and smartphones, is going into the connected car business after agreeing to partner with Volkswagen AG to build a next-generation platform.

The partnership will see the two companies working together to develop Volkswagen’s platform to enhance connectivity both on the road and back to smart devices in our home.

The technologies developed could be used to control and monitor lights, security systems and household supplies – from the road.

The collaboration will also see the companies develop a new notification system that would deliver the content in a safe and intuitive way.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the two companies demonstrated an advanced smart home service that could be controlled from a vehicle remotely.

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A next generation infotainment system is also the goal of the deal between LG and Volkswagen AG.

“LG Electronics and Volkswagen are teaming up to develop the next generation of connected car platform that allows wide integration with smart home services and adoption of open IoT connectivity technologies,” said Richard Choi, head of the LG Cloud Centre.

“We think LG’s expertise in smart technology together with Volkswagen’s leadership in the automotive space will revolutionize the way drivers interact with their vehicles.”

LG and Volkswagen have actually been working together for decades with LG launching its own Vehicle Components division in July 2013.