Microsoft and LG today signed a MoU to further grow LG’s autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business using the power of Microsoft’s Azure cloud and AI services. Find the details about this partnership below.
- 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.
- With Azure Data Box service, data captured on the road can be uploaded automatically to create a library that helps the self-driving software grow even smarter.
- High performance computing (HPC) and graphics processing unit (GPU) supported by Microsoft Azure will drastically reduce the time required for LG AI self-driving software to learn and evolve.
- Azure can help AI self-driving software learn diverse patterns displayed by drivers as well as recognize and distinguish between pedestrians and other objects.
- 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.
“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.”
LG is not the first company to use Microsoft Azure for automotive solutions. In the past, we have seen similar announcements from leading car makers including Toyota, BMW, Volkswagen, Nissan, and others.