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Samsung can test its self-driving car on public roads in South Korea

By Cookie Monster - on 2 May 2017, 3:00am

Samsung can test its self-driving car on public roads in South Korea

Samsung's ongoing efforts in self-driving technologies got a boost yesterday after the Land Ministry in South Korea granted the company an approval to test its self-driving car on public roads.

According to The Investor, Samsung is planning to develop advanced sensors and computer modules supported by artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies to enhance self-driving capabilities in almost all conditions including severe weather. Samsung's self-driving car is stated to be a commercialized Hyundai vehicle equipped with cameras and sensors.

Since Samsung has indicated that it has no interest in building cars, it is possible that the company will market itself as a component and solution provider for car companies. Samsung has already partnered with German automobile maker Audio to use its Exynos processors for the latter's next generation In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.

The latest development came weeks after Apple got approval from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test its autonomous driving technology on public roads. 

Source: The Investor via SamMobile

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