Announced at the IFA Conference in Berlin, the partnership is part of a strategy to extend wobOS’s capabilities and ecosystem into the automotive, robotics and smart home verticals.
LG has previously deployed webOS in over 60 million LG smart TVs and digital signage displays worldwide. As a strategic partner, Luxoft is bringing technical assets as well as experience in designing and deploying software platforms for a wide variety of products and services.
“Thanks to our collaboration with Luxoft, we are able to bring webOS into automotive and beyond,” said I.P. Park, Chief Technology Officer at LG Electronics. “Luxoft is providing a substantial technological contribution to webOS and has also greatly enhanced our ability to deploy it into new industries.”
Luxoft will lead the deployment of webOS into the new, targeted sectors, beginning with automotive.
“We’re already leveraging LG Electronics’ thriving smart TV eco-system to customise and enhance webOS so it provides an innovation canvas for car manufacturers to develop next-generation autonomous vehicles,” said Mikael Söderberg, senior technical director, Automotive at Luxoft.
Luxoft and LG also plan to introduce the new platform into the robotics and smart home sectors.
“Underlying this partnership is a shared desire to make it easier for manufacturers to innovate with technology. This platform gives them the flexibility to make digital changes. This will help accelerate the mobility revolution, improve human-robotic interactions and make smart devices even smarter,” said Dmitry Loschinin, president and CEO of Luxoft.