The new infotainment system will be powered by LG’s webOS for the Automotive platform and will feature a native YouTube TV app, optimized for in-vehicle viewing.
The new system will allow passengers in both the front and rear seats to enjoy high-definition content while complying with driving and safety regulations. The infotainment displays in these vehicles will offer an immersive sound quality engineered by Genesis.
“This collaboration represents LG’s first foray into its automotive content platform, extending its unique customer experiences and services to the road,” said Eun Seok-hyun, president of LG Vehicle Component Solutions Company. “Building upon the success of webOS in the Smart TV market with over 200 million cumulative sales, LG has tailored a vehicle-compatible version. This version enables drivers and passengers to enjoy a variety of over-the-top (OTT) services, including YouTube, in an optimized in-car environment.”
LG and Hyundai are working closely with YouTube to ensure that the native TV app is optimized for the in-vehicle experience. The app will feature a new touch-friendly interface and will be able to adapt to the different lighting conditions inside a car.
The new infotainment system is expected to be available in select Genesis models starting in 2024