LG, Luxoft launch joint venture Alluto for automotive solutions
One of the major home appliance makers in South Korea, LG Electronics and a subsidiary of DXC Technology, Luxoft announced the launch of their joint venture called Alluto, which will offer connected car solutions based on the webOS Auto platform.
LG and Luxoft, now owned by U.S. IT service firm DXC Technology Co., signed a deal in January 2020 to establish a joint venture to develop upgraded automotive solutions. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Alluto will focus on the commercialization of production-ready digital cockpit, in-vehicle infotainment, passenger-seat entertainment (PSE) and ride-hailing systems based on the LG’s webOS Auto platform. The official Alluto launch event will take place online on March 15, 08:00 PDT at www.alluto.io.
“With Alluto, carmakers can now tap into the vibrant webOS ecosystem from the edge to cloud and have a new, powerful alternative to innovate and differentiate future mobility experiences,” said Park Il-pyung, the chief technology officer of LG Electronics. “LG will continue to strengthen the webOS Auto ecosystem through strategic cooperation with diverse global technology companies.”
WebOS Auto is a Linux-based automotive infotainment platform specially designed to provide solutions for connected cars. The latest version of the Linux-based platform, webOS Auto 2.0, was released in December 2020. It offers support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and LG ThinQ, as well as enhanced head unit functionality.
“WebOS Auto is not only an attractive platform but also a blueprint for the complete digital vehicle,” said Dmitry Loschinin, the CEO of Luxoft. “DXC Luxoft will lead the deployment of webOS Auto platform in production-ready systems in automotive by contributing its global delivery network and its engineering at-scale delivery organization.”
“Combining webOS with the industry-leading technology of Luxoft and DXC represents an unprecedented offering and resource for the automotive market,” said Adam Woolway, CEO of Alluto. “With webOS Auto 2.0, Alluto is paving the road to the future by bringing the experiences from the living room to the car.”
In December 2020, the South Korean company announced it would form a joint venture with Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. In 2018, it acquired ZKW Group, an Austria-based company that leads the automotive lighting sector.