LG and Microsoft have announced a partnership to further enhance LG’s autonomous cars and infotainment system business, according to a Microsoft press release.
As part of the agreement, LG will use Microsoft Azure cloud and artificial intelligence (A.I) technologies to improve its autonomous cars.
Microsoft AI expertise and technologies will be applied to LG’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driving Assistance Monitoring Camera (DSM), and Multi-Purpose Front Camera.
Microsoft Azure used in LG’s autonomous cars
With Azure’s help, data can be captured on the road and uploaded automatically to a library, that will help their cars learn and evolve much quicker.
“Road and traffic patterns in cities that would normally require more than a full day for [self-driving] systems to comprehend would take only minutes with Azure,” declared LG.
Microsofts Azure’s data box will be able to gather data about road and traffic pattern in cities. The data box will also be able to teach to LG’s software to distinguish pedestrians and nearby objects.
In addition to its ability to train self-driving software, Azure also features a voice-enabled Virtual Assistant Solution Accelerator.
With their voice-enabled Virtual Assistance Solution Accelerator, LG driver will be able to monitor traffic conditions on the road, search for nearby restaurants, and play music.
LG and Microsoft partnership will “shape the future of transportation”
“Our expectation is that the combination of Microsoft’s advanced cloud infrastructure with LG’s fast-growing automotive components business will accelerate the self-driving auto industry as a whole,” said Kim Jin-Yong, president of LG’s Vehicle Component Solutions Company.
“We’re confident that the combination of Microsoft and LG technologies will create a new benchmark in autonomous auto AI.”
Sanjay Ravi, general manager, the automotive industry at Microsoft said: “Together LG and Microsoft can help shape the future of transportation.
“Working together, we can empower automakers to deliver differentiated mobility experiences, create new services and revenue opportunities, and to build safer, more intelligent and more sustainable vehicles.”