LG Electronics and Magna announced Thursday they have co-developed an integrated module for an in-vehicle infotainment system and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS).
LG Electronics will showcase the module at the upcoming CES 2024.
The module integrates LG Electronics’ in-vehicle infotainment system and Magna’s ADAS technology on a single system on chip to manage various vehicle functions while using fewer electronic control units and taking up less packaging space.
“In the electric vehicle era where more components need to be installed inside a car, space management is crucial and integrating two systems onto a single module can help in that sense,” said an LG Electronics spokesman.
The integrated module also cuts costs and energy consumption compared to having two separate systems, enabling data-heavy vehicle displays such as augmented reality screens that show real-time traffic information.
“We are extremely pleased with our progress on this future mobility technology,” said Eun Seok-hyun, president of LG’s vehicle component solutions.
“LG and Magna’s joint efforts will help push the industry forward, facilitating the rapid adoption of crucial technologies that elevate driving safety and the on-road experience.”
LG Electronics expects the technology to be installed in vehicles from 2027.
LG Electronics and Magna’s partnership goes back to 2021, when the two companies formed a joint venture called LG Magna e-Powertrain to co-develop electric powertrains.
The joint venture announced last year it would establish an EV parts factory in Hungary, adding to its three existing production facilities in Incheon, Nanjing in China, and Ramos Arizpe in Mexico.
Source: Korea JoongAng Daily