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LG Electronics, Here Technologies colloborate on autonomous cars

ABR Staff Writer Published 02 January 2018

LG Electronics (LG) is collaborating with Here Technologies to provide a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles.

The solution will integrate LG’s advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform. 

The companies intend to support global automakers with a data communications hub for highly automated and fully autonomous cars.

LG has been working on telematics since 2013 and has committed to introduce new and better solutions that offer high-precision map information to meet the needs of the quickly expanding autonomous vehicle industry.

Presently, Here’s technology is present in more than 100 million cars. Apart from providing map data and locations services, it has been working with automakers on the development of HD Live Map, its cloud-based map service which supports connected ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and automated driving solutions. HD Live Map.

LG plans to deploy this in the joint solution it offers automakers, where the system can identify all roads and surrounding including lane markings, stop signs, crosswalks, speed signs and traffic lights.

When fully developed, the new solution is expected to play an important role as a communications hub for self-driving vehicles.

Sensors in the vehicle’s ADAS will include cameras, radar and lidar that will read the surrounding environment and send the data to the cloud along with information on nearby vehicles collected via Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X).

The collected information will be analyzed repeatedly and transmitted to the telematics systems of vehicles for bespoke driving information.

LG Electronics vehicle components company president Lee Woo-jong said “We’re excited to present a new standard for autonomous mobile communication solutions in cooperation with HERE, which has unsurpassed cutting-edge automotive guidance technology.

“With partners like HERE, LG can continue to advance the next generation of connected car technologies to help prepare automakers for the self-driving era.”

Image: LG and Here partner to develop self-driving vehicles using telematics. Photo: Courtesy of Here.