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[CES 2022] LG's new 'Omnipod' self-driving concept breaks boundaries between home and car

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : January 5, 2022, 14:49 Updated : January 5, 2022, 14:49

[Courtesy of LG Electronics]

SEOUL -- As part of its strategy to preemptively respond to various needs of automakers, LG Electronics unveiled a self-driving concept cabin called "Omnipod" that showed how cars can evolve into new living spaces. The major motive for LG's new mobility concept solution is "an autonomous home on wheels" that breaks boundaries between home and car.

Omnipod is designed to offer a more personalized and sustainable experience with in-vehicle аppliаnces, virtual humans who respond to various cabin themes, and an adaptive interior that can reconfigure in real-time using a "Meta Environment" screen. It is still in development, but LG suggests the Omnipod cabin can be trаnsformed into а cinemа for relаxаtion or а mobile office.

"We are breaking boundaries so that you will be able to enjoy comfort and convenience like home wherever you are," LG Electronics CEO Cho Joo-wan declared in an online event ahead of CES 2022 in Las Vegas. He revealed his ambitious plan to create an experience without space restrictions and boundaries by building an ecosystem using "ThinQ," an integrated AI platform that provides a customized user experience beyond the way of operating on simple commands. 

"LG Electronics is innovating hardware and software to recreate in-vehicle experiences, from telematics based on high-speed mobile communication, digital cockpit, and human-machine interfaces," Cho said. The company has strengthened its component business for vehicle hardware and software since the home appliance maker closed its troubled smartphone business in 2021. 

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