The vice chairman and CEO of LG Electronics has hinted that the South Korean home appliance manufacturer is trying to forge a partnership with Nvidia to develop applications for autonomous driving.
Jo Seong-jin told the newspaper The Korea Herald that the company could “join hands” with leading autonomous driving solution companies like Nvidia as part of efforts to expand its vehicle component business.
“Firms like Nvidia are taking the lead in developing autonomous driving solutions. We could consider purchasing their solutions in order to make better applications,” he is quoted as saying. The newspaper adds that he didn’t elaborate.
It adds that LG has been working on applications for self-driving including a next-generation telematics solution and that late last year, the tech giant said its telematics division was partnering with mapping company HERE to provide high-precision map information. The company also develops next-generation displays for cars, using organic light-emitting diode technology, as well as algorithms that process moving images collected from cameras.
“Autonomous vehicles not only need solutions for (complete) self-driving but also applications including high precision GPS mapping and displays that carry (all that information),” an official said in Seoul