[CES 2022] LG unveils autonomous car cabin concept that transforms into living spaces

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A visual concept of customers enjoying LG Omnipod (LG Electronics)

LG Electronics announced on Monday that it will introduce a new in-car infotainment concept suitable for autonomous vehicles at CES 2022, saying its car cabins can transform into a space where passengers work, watch TV, exercise. or go camping virtually.

Called LG Omnipod, the new mobility concept solution provides a preview of an on-the-road extension of one’s personal living space that is designed to function as a home office, entertainment center or living room, LG Electronics said. in a press release. The concept was developed only by LG, without forming a partnership with an automobile manufacturer.

The concept also shows that in-car infotainment systems can be controlled via smartphone or voice command via the LG ThinQ app, a smart home solution service. This compatibility blurs the line between home and car, LG Electronics added.

“The addition of cars to the LG ThinQ (LG Electronics) ecosystem will continue to deliver new customer experiences and blur the lines between spaces, so user experiences at home can be seamlessly extended to cars.” , said William Cho, CEO of LG Electronics. A declaration.

The on-board concept comes a year after LG Electronics partnered with Hyundai Motor Group to unveil the Ioniq Concept Cabin, mounted on Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 electric vehicles.

The Ioniq Concept Cabin has been designed to optimize the on-board experience for customers. He had home appliances with flexible 77-inch organic light-emitting diode screens and indoor care solutions like shoe butlers, ultraviolet lights, and cleaning robots to keep the cabin sanitized.

LG Omnipod is one of the mobility solutions that will be showcased online at LG’s world premiere at CES 2022 on Tuesday, featuring AI-powered CLOi robots that can give tours, serve food in restaurants. or deliver goods.

The presentation, consisting of three clips, premieres Tuesday at 8 a.m. Las Vegas time.

By Son Ji-hyoung ([email protected])


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