•It is estimated there will be over 40 million electrical vehicles on the road by 2025.
•As demand for intelligent vehicle grows, car manufacturers are creating IVI systems combining entertainment and information features for an enhanced in-vehicle experience.
LG has acquired a 70 per cent stake in ZKW, a leading automotive and headlights manufacturer as it deepens its play in the Electrical Vehicle (EV) components business.
With software-controlled vehicles and autonomous vehicles are becoming the norm, in-vehicle entertainment systems are not lagging behind. The global automotive infotainment systems market is projected to hit $42.85 million (Sh4.8 billion) by 2027.
It is estimated there will be over 40 million electrical vehicles on the road by 2025. This signals a huge market for EV components.
As consumers seek enhanced comfort, safety and convenience, they also want innovative in-vehicles (IVI) infotainment experiences.
Thanks to artificial intelligence and deep learning cars are now coming equipped with advanced features to make that ride or road trip much more exciting with personalized entertainment.
“The Future is AI. Intelligent mobility solutions once considered impossible are now within reach and even available in the market. LG is keen on partnerships around innovation in that space,” managing director, LG electronics East Africa, Sa Nyoung Kim said.
Infotainment systems provide drivers and passengers with valuable information such as directions and weather forecasts.
As demand for intelligent vehicle grows, car manufacturers are creating IVI systems combining entertainment and information features for an enhanced in-vehicle experience.
This include audio or video interfaces, touch screen displays and voice commands. They can be activated using smartphones or Bluetooth. They not only improve the driving experience but make it safer to be on the road.
The future of infotainment systems is promising with increased emergence of intuitive digital technology driven by artificial intelligence. As self-driving cars are becoming common, it will be possible to integrate more in-vehicle entertainment features thus making commuting real fun.
The technology powering the electric vehicle industry is developing rapidly through partnerships between carmakers and consumer electronics and software firms.
In this unfolding world, cars will communicate with each other on the road and will be connected to infrastructure including vehicle-to-everything technology.
Telematics or vehicle connectivity is undergoing a massive shift and apart from cars that will require little or no human input, unique in-vehicle experiences for drivers and passengers are taking shape.
With EVs taking root in Kenya, the shift to autonomous cars is equally inevitable. Companies like LG that have been at the forefront of shaping the evolution of intelligent driving will certainly play a huge role in the emerging market.