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LG, Kakao partner to develop services for future mobility
LG Electronics and Kakao Mobility joined forces to develop new services and systems for future mobility. They will be working together to make create devices such as robots and infotainment systems for vehicles.
As per The Korea Herald, the two companies held a meeting to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the next-generation mobility project. LG Electronics and Kakao Mobility’s respective chief technology officers were also present during the signing ceremony that took place last week.
It was revealed that the collaboration is expected to be involved in a bunch of new projects. Aside from the delivery robots and in-car user experience, they will also develop devices for vehicle communications for the safety of passengers, connected home appliances, and support for mobility startups.
With LG Electronic’s expertise in telecommunications, robots, data convergence, and infotainment systems, it is expected to create great teamwork with Kakao Mobility’s platform operation proficiency and capabilities in data analysis skills.
LG Electronics and Kakao Mobility will be creating delivery services using autonomous robots as their first project under the partnership. The former’s autonomous robots and delivery solutions will be taken up to operate on the latter’s remote control platform. From the delivery services inside and outside of buildings, LG and Kakao are planning to transform related services in different industries.
“Starting with a new partnership with LG Electronics, we will further bolster our competitiveness in future mobility and contribute to creating an industrial ecosystem involving startups as well,” Yoo Seung Il, Kakao Mobility’s chief technology officer, said in a statement.
Kim Byung Hoon, LG Electronics’ chief technology officer, further said, “In partnership with the nation’s best mobility platform operator Kakao Mobility, we will offer a new consumer experience using our expertise in the fields of infotainment systems, robots, data convergence, and telecommunications.”
Finally, The Korea Economic Daily reported that the collaboration of LG Electronics and Kakao Mobility is the latest in a series of moves being taken by major firms in South Korea to explore future mobility projects. Prior to their partnership, other big Korean companies, including Hyundai Motors and Woowa Brothers, have also come together to jointly develop delivery robots that can move inside building structures and are fitted with a payment service for convenient deliveries.