LG Electronics to enhance and further grow its autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business has entered into a memorandum of understanding with and Microsoft.
The objective of the partnership is to leverage Microsoft’s Azure cloud and artificial intelligence technologies to accelerate the transformation of LG’s existing digital platform and future self-driving software.
LG will apply Microsoft’s AI knowhow to its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driver-Status Monitoring Camera (DSM) and Multi-Purpose Front Camera products. The company will also leverage High-performance computing (HPC) and graphics processing unit (GPU) supported by Microsoft Azure to reduce the time required for AI self-driving software to learn and evolve as road and traffic patterns in cities that would normally require more than a full day for self-driving systems to comprehend. With Azure Data Box service, data captured on the road will be uploaded automatically to create a library that helps the self-driving software grow even smarter.
In addition to its ability to train AI self-driving software, Azure also has a voice-enabled Virtual Assistant Solution Accelerator with its AI services. With help from Azure, LG’s vehicle infotainment system will allow drivers to easily and quickly check traffic conditions on the road, search for nearby restaurants, call up favorite songs and more.
LG also plans to build innovative digital development and testing grounds employing state-of-the-art technology in future.
Source: Press Release