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LG Joins Governing Body of SOAFEE to Advance Software-Defined Vehicle Technology

Source: LG Electronics

Seoul, South Korea - LG Electronics has been appointed as a steering committee member of the Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE), a special interest group (SIG) focused on developing a cloud-native architecture for automotive applications. 

The move reflects LG's increasing involvement in the software-defined vehicle (SDV) technology sector.

Why It Matters:

LG's new role in SOAFEE's governing body underscores the ongoing integration of the technology and automotive industries, particularly in SDV.

The appointment significantly recognizes LG's contributions and expertise in cloud-native technology for automotive applications.

LG's involvement is expected to influence SDV technology development and adoption trajectory in the automotive industry.

The Key Points

  • SOAFEE, initiated by Arm and other industry leaders, includes over 100 companies, including automakers, semiconductor suppliers, software vendors, and cloud technology companies.
  • LG has been a member of SOAFEE since March 2022 and has been instrumental in developing solutions for in-car computing, communications, and operating systems.
  • At IAA Mobility 2023, LG presented its perspective on the role of SDV in future mobility and its readiness for this technological transition.
  • LG aims to strengthen its capabilities in in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, telematics, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in line with the emerging SDV market.

What They Say:

Eun Seok-hyun, President of LG Vehicle Component Solutions Company, commented on the significance of LG's inclusion in the SOAFEE Governing Body. 

He emphasized the company's commitment to working with other industry leaders to advance SDV technology and LG's goal to actively participate in setting industry standards in the SDV sector.

What Comes Next:

LG's ascension to a more influential role within SOAFEE marks a critical step in the broader convergence of the automotive and technology sectors. 

This development reflects the increasing importance of software in the next generation of vehicles. 

LG's participation in SOAFEE and its commitment to developing SDV technology suggests a focused direction toward fully software-defined vehicles, potentially impacting the future landscape of automotive technology.