The new vehicle, equipped with LG’s advanced IVI system, was recently showcased at the world’s largest mobility conference, IAA MOBILITY 2021, held in Munich, Germany, and garnered great praise.
The software that powers the IVI system was developed by LG in partnership with Renault and is based on Google Android Automotive. The software is also recognized by LG as the first software to use the ‘Scaled Agile Framework’ (SAFe), a set of principles and processes that will help large organizations adopt agile methodologies to develop and deliver high-quality products and services faster. This software works independently of the vehicle’s hardware to offer different convenience features such as the ability to update the operating system wirelessly and remotely check the vehicle charging status.
Moreover, LG’s Android-based IVI system is the first Android 10-based system to receive certification from the Google Automotive Service Series (GAS). The platform offers easy access to a variety of Google apps, including Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play, via a series of smart infotainment services and Central Information Display (CID). With a sleek, intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI) and user experience focus, the system leverages LG’s growing capabilities as a vehicle solutions provider to meet the diverse needs of today’s drivers and make driving more enjoyable.
LG’s Automotive Components (VS) Company has a reputation as a global top supplier of IVI systems and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that reflect the latest developments and trends in mobility. The business unit is continually expanding its capabilities and market reach through a variety of initiatives, including the acquisition of automotive lighting and headlight systems provider ZKW Group and a recent joint venture with Magna International to create the LG Magna e-Powertrain, launched in July.
“The digital cockpidollarser is rapidly changing the way drivers and passengers interact with their vehicles, providing greater personalization and enhanced comfort,” said Thierry Cammal, Global Vice President of Renault Software Factory Alliance. “We believe our continued collaboration with LG is critical in delivering an outstanding Android cockpit for our Mégane E-TECH Electric, which was unveiled at IAA MOBILITY.”
LG Automotive Components Company President Dr. Kim Jin-yong said, “Our new IVI system not only meets the growing demand for stable, advanced and user-friendly automotive software platforms, it goes above and beyond. “Through continuous innovation and collaboration with specialist partners such as Renault, LG is dedicated to delivering differentiated in-car experiences and further strengthening its position as a solution provider for the global auto industry.”