LG Electronics continues to raise the ante in the automotive connectivity market with recent deals to supply 5G telematics solutions to a premium European automaker. LG is already an established player in telematics; a field that combines several disciplines including telecommunications and vehicle parts technologies, LG’s Vehicle Component Solutions Company has proven that it has the technical know-how and experience to lead the auto industry in the 5G era.
According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, by 2026 approximately 67 million new vehicles worldwide will be equipped with telematics capabilities. Telematics 5G Communications modules, unveiled only last year, are expected to account for more than 25 percent of the total vehicle telematics market by 2026.
The market research firm Strategy Analytics also claims that with its hugely-evolved and wide-ranging core technologies, LG has already secured a competitive advantage in 5G standards, accounting for about 10 percent of global 5G standard patent approvals and ranked second globally.
LG also reported that the swift approaching threshold for Society of Autonomous Engineers’ Level 4 in which autonomous vehicles no longer require human interaction for operation, LG’s 5G-V2X technology delivers more consistent vehicle data transmission speeds. Faster, more stable communications mean vehicles can recognize and respond to a variety of road conditions and driving situations instantaneously while the high-precision positioning technology, known as Advanced Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), can pinpoint a vehicle’s exact location to within 40 centimeters even when traveling at high speeds.
LG also claimed that it’s constantly enduring to accomplish vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems to integrated hardware and software packages and in-vehicle communications gateways, wherein the firm’s cutting-edge 5G telematics innovations deliver a new level of on-road connectivity and safety. V2X technologies are an integral component in autonomous vehicles, empowering vehicles to communicate in real-time with other vehicles, nearby pedestrians, and infrastructure to create a safer environment for all.
LG also reported that it is utilizing Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) technology and that its solutions simultaneously support connected car and autonomous driving functionalities, enabling vehicle occupants to enjoy entertainment services, convenient functions, and enhanced safety. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 16 5G module boasts significantly improved performance and more reliable connections. What’s more, the smart, flat antenna allows automakers to maintain the aerodynamic lines of their designs which would be impossible with traditional “shark fin” antennas.
Eun Seok-Hyun, president of the LG Vehicle Component Solutions Company stated: “Thanks to our experience and expertise in vehicle telematics, LG has been successful in winning a number of new contracts with established global automakers. With solutions that are extremely easy to implement in various vehicle models thanks to our embedded modular design, LG’s telematics hardware and software systems offer an unmatched level of flexibility for manufacturers and diverse services for end-users. A trusted partner to automakers worldwide, LG is helping to create a safer, better future on the world’s roads with its growing portfolio of advanced mobility innovations.”