LG Electronics has announced the launch of its new connected vehicle alarm system, the LG MyCar Alarm Service. The system is designed to work seamlessly with today’s vehicles, enhancing and expanding the mobility experience. It has been integrated with Infoconn, the connected car service that can be used via the mobile application of KG Mobility, and has been applied to the Korean-based global automaker’s new REXTON SPORTS&KHAN CULMEN, REXTON NEW ARENA.
The LG MyCar Alarm Service was developed in response to increasing demand, both from automotive companies and consumers, for vehicle-integrated mobility services. The home-based service platform operates through the user’s TV, providing immediate notifications about vehicle status and the occurrence of any issues, including battery charging status, a door not closing properly, or if the vehicle has been involved in an accident.
Using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the LG MyCar Alarm Service expands upon currently-available smartphone-based notification services, conveniently displaying pop-up notifications on the TV screen so that users can view them while enjoying their favorite content at home. Furthermore, it offers a wide range of vehicle-related information and services, including car-to-home communications for vehicle monitoring and user-message delivery, which allows the driver and the car to share information with family members who are watching TV. LG’s MyCar Alarm Service can also send users news and other content tailored to their tastes, such as targeted advertising and updates on new car releases.
The service is accessible through LG Smart TVs featuring the company’s webOS 23 platform and through TVs and set-top boxes running Android OS. LG plans to broaden the range of services that LG MyCar Alarm Service offers by teaming up with different platform providers, improving user convenience by adding mobility-based services such as navigation, black box, and package delivery.
“As we enter the era of hyper-connectivity, the automotive industry seeks to provide its customers with more information and more convenience,” said Eun Seok-hyun, president of LG Vehicle component Solutions Company. “LG MyCar Alarm Service leverages LG’s extensive expertise in consumer experience design to actively respond to the needs of vehicle manufacturers and vehicle users. We are confident our innovation will enhance customer experiences in the field of mobility and be positively received by automakers as well.”
The launch of LG MyCar Alarm Service comes at a time when connected car services are gaining popularity among car owners. In a recent survey, over 70% of car owners said they would be willing to pay for connected services that can help them monitor their vehicle’s health and provide real-time updates on its condition. As such, the market for connected car services is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.