Samsung to test autonomous cars in California

Samsung to test autonomous cars in California

Samsung was given permission to test autonomous vehicles on the roads of its native South Korea in May this year, but with this expansion to California the company will find itself surrounded by the biggest names from Silicon Valley and the motor industry, all working towards the first truly driverless auto.

Samsung take a spot in the self-driving sector to compete with Apple and Google.

- Electronics giant Samsung is the latest company to get the go-ahead to test self-driving cars on California's public roads, The Verge said. Nissan also has approval to test self-driving cars in California.

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According to the Phys.org website Samsung, which makes phones that can burn you, also wants a piece of the vehicle action, and has successfully petitioned the DMV for road space. However, he clarified that the Korean conglomerate still has "no plans to enter the car-manufacturing business".

Despite not disclosing much information of its plans for the testing and developments in the United States, Samsung told Reuters the permit had been secured "in a pursuit of a smarter, safer transportation future".

Samsung's self-driving vehicle is expected to be fitted with its own sensors and software systems. Most major automakers are on the list, along with tech companies that are working on their own systems like Waymo, Apple, and Nvidia. Phys.org says that the firm has nestled in alongside other established vehicle outfits like Apple (?!?!?!), Baidu, Tesla, and Waymo, which is owned by Google-parent Alphabet.

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