Volkswagen Group and Korean electronics conglomerate LG plan to jointly develop a next-generation connected-car service platform that will provideÂ seamless digital access to smart-home and location-based services, VW said in a statement.
â€œWe look forward to working with LG and to developing in future simple, easy-to-use smart home solutions for our customers integrated into our vehicle systems,” said Thomas Form, head of electronics and vehicle research at the German carmaker.
The two companies plan to develop technologies that will specifically bring together the connected car and the smart home. They will also work on a new notification center to deliver messages to drivers; and they will jointly develop next-generation infotainment technology for connected cars.
VW and LG have been working together for years. In March 2015, VW design subsidiary Italdesign Giugiaro unveiled a Geneva auto show concept called Gea, which featured several key LG components. These included aÂ holographic display, connected smart watch, tail lights and rear camera.
And at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas in January, the two companies showcased a smart home system that could be controlled remotely from the car.