LG Electronics and Candera GmbH to Present AR Solution for Automotive Use

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

November 09, 2020

News

LG Electronics and Candera GmbH to Present AR Solution for Automotive Use

Combined with LG's visualization technologies the result was a modern AR solution supporting intuitive AR scenes like navigational hints (route carpets, directional arrows, goal pins, POI highlights)

LG Electronics announced the development of an AR solution supporting various displays such as head-up display (HUD) and center information display (CID) for automotive and in-vehicle use. The AR solution displays situational key information like ADAS alerts, navigational hints, point of interests (POIs), or pedestrian detection directly onto the road by augmenting the real world with computer-generated visual graphics. It also supports fully customizable modeling of AR user interfaces without complicated coding to enhance the user experience (UX). This is the result of the collaboration with Candera GmbH.

LG's AR solution supports intuitive AR scenes to reduce driver distraction. LG Electronics has been boosting its efforts to develop a modern AR solution that works with various in-vehicle displays such as HUD and AVN/CID. Unlike traditional HUDs displaying static information, AR Head-up displays go one step further by blending in key information directly onto the lane and into the driver's field of view. This requires the integration of a huge amount of vehicle sensor data, enabling a real-time projection of information, warnings, and alerts.

To implement these complex requirements LG Electronics has developed an AR engine in order to be able to merge the real world with the digital content. LG AR engine is built upon the advanced sensor fusion framework that merges information observed by in-vehicle sensors in real time and predicts the future state of all interest objects around the car. The signal processing framework ensures the stabilization of AR contents against vehicle dynamic motions and achieves reduced time delays, caused by system latency, between AR contents and the real world. LG's AR engine is well optimized in terms of computational complexity, such that it achieves ideal frame rate in low performance system-on-chip (SoC) environments. In addition, it is also applicable to mobile devices like Android phone by using built-in mobile sensors as input to the AR engine.

Combined with LG's visualization technologies the result was a modern AR solution supporting intuitive AR scenes like navigational hints (route carpets, directional arrows, goal pins, POI highlights), ADAS alerts (active cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection), and more.

Per the company, LG's AR solution is ready for the market and is in the process of mass production with a number of OEMs.

Candera CGI Studio makes LG's AR solution fully customizable. Candera, the Austrian HMI tool provider was enhancing the existing HUD with the Candera render engine, to minimize latency, and enhance clarity of the indicated information.

Another common OEM requirement is an ideal and fully customizable HUD. This was realized with Candera's HMI design tool CGI Studio that has been developed on a user-friendly no coding approach. Per the company, CGI Studio's ready-to use controls and automated workflows will support OEMs to customize the automotive AR solution to their personals needs without programming a single line of code.

For more information, visit: www.lg.com or www.candera.eu

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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