Awesome deals, Galaxy Book 4 series, Watch 6, S24 Ultra or Z Flip 5! - Get 15% discount on Thinborne cases!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News for you

    Samsung gets approval to test its self-driving car on public roads

    General
    By 

    Last updated: May 1st, 2017 at 08:44 UTC+02:00

    Samsung is interested in the self-driving car industry and over the past couple of years, we've seen the company intensify its efforts to establish a footing in this industry. The company modified a race track that it owns in South Korea to test its autonomous car. It will now be able to do that on public roads.

    South Korea’s Land Ministry has given Samsung approval to test its self-driving car on public roads. The tests will help Samsung in developing high-tech sensors and computer modules aided by artificial intelligence that will enable cars to drive themselves even in challenging conditions.

    This obviously doesn't mean that Samsung is eventually going to sell you a car that can drive itself. Young Sohn, the president and chief strategy officer at Samsung, has previously confirmed that the company is not interested in building cars itself.

    The efforts it's making are focused on being a components and solutions provider for conventional car companies. Even the self-driving car it's testing its technology on is a retrofitted Hyundai.

    Via General self-driving cars

    You might also like

    Samsung refutes rumors of buying a car manufacturer

    Samsung refutes rumors of buying a car manufacturer

    Samsung has addressed recent rumors which suggested that the company might enter the automotive business as a player. It currently makes technological components for cars that are used by many manufacturers. The rumors suggested that Samsung would actually get into the business of making cars by acquiring a manufacturer. The company has denied it, saying […]

    • By Adnan Farooqui
    • 6 years ago
    Samsung gets permit to test self-driving cars in California

    Samsung gets permit to test self-driving cars in California

    Samsung has gradually been making its way into the self-driving car arena. The company modified a race track that it owns in South Korea last year to test autonomous cars. It received approval from South Korea's Land Ministry four months ago to test self-driving cars on public roads. The company has now secured a similar […]

    • By Adnan Farooqui
    • 6 years ago
    Samsung invests $10 million in TetraVue to improve self-driving cars

    Samsung invests $10 million in TetraVue to improve self-driving cars

    Samsung has made no secret of the fact that it wants to play a bigger role in the automotive market, particularly one where smart and autonomous cars reign supreme. If you had any doubts about its intention the company's recent acquisition of Harman International should put them to rest. Samsung has now joined a consortium […]

    • By Adnan Farooqui
    • 7 years ago
    Samsung creates a task force to develop chips for self-driving cars

    Samsung creates a task force to develop chips for self-driving cars

    Six months after creating a separate team for making automotive parts, Samsung has created a task force to develop chips for self-driving cars. The new group is said to have experts from the company's chip division that designs processors and image sensors for cameras and TVs. Samsung has made a big push towards connected appliances and connected cars […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 8 years ago
    Samsung-owned race track being modified to test its autonomous cars

    Samsung-owned race track being modified to test its autonomous cars

    Last month Samsung Group announced that it's looking to discover new avenues for growth and that it's setting up a dedicated team that's going to be tasked with growing its automotive-related business and focusing particularly on autonomous or self-driving technologies which are likely going to be a big part of the future. It was also […]

    • By Adnan Farooqui
    • 8 years ago