Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, and LG Electronics (LG) announced that they will form an automotive joint venture to advance the deployment of the production-ready digital cockpit, in-vehicle infotainment, rear-seat entertainment (RSE) and ride-hailing systems based on the webOS Auto platform. 

The JV will bring together one of the industry’s most innovative automotive software engineering providers with one of the world’s leading innovators in technology and home entertainment. 

Luxoft will lead the deployment of webOS Auto platform in production-ready systems in automotive by contributing its global delivery network and its engineering at-scale delivery organization.

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

  • Digital Cockpit systems;
  • Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) for traditional needs;
  • Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) with ride-hailing mode; and
  • Cabin and center stack display for ride-hailing systems.

It is anticipated that the JV will commence operations in the first quarter of 2020. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. 

Author: Jack Dunkley