(Seoul=NSP News Agency) soon ki Lee Journalist = LG Electronics has supplied the next-generation In-Vehicle Infotainment(IVI) system to the new electric vehicle model ‘Mégane E-Tech’ of the French automaker Renault Group(hereinafter, Renault).
The next-generation infotainment system developed by both companies is based on Google’s Android Automotive Operating System(OS). Android 10, the latest version of the Android OS, was applied and the Google Automotive Services(hereinafter, GAS) license was obtained.
GAS provides various Google services such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play , and Android apps that can be used on Android automotive devices.
The two companies developed a software platform that can run independently of hardware for the first time. This platform supports an Ethernet interface, a short-range communication network between the cluster(Cluster, instrument panel) and CID(Center Information Display), so that you can view Google Map screens or control music and video in the cluster.
The platform is equipped with the FOTA(Firmware Over The Air) function, which is automatically updated through the wireless Internet, so customers can always use the latest version of the OS. In addition, the charging status of the electric vehicle can be checked from outside the vehicle.
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