The Korean tech giant wants a spots on the autonomous cars market too and it’s developing it’s own self-driving car. But they need to start testing and they just got approval from the American authorities to drive test their cars in California.
Samsung has not confirmed precisely what it will be testing in California now that it has received this permit. In a statement sent to Reuters, Samsung said that it has secured this permit “n pursuit of a smarter, safer transportation future.”
The company has previously said that it has no plans to enter the car manufacturing business. So while it’s likely that we might not see Samsung-branded cars, it may develop its own self-driving car technology that it will then license to conventional car manufacturers.
Samsung received approval from South Korea’s Land Ministry four months ago to test self-driving cars on public roads.