Samsung gets approval to test self-driving vehicles

This doesn't mean that the company will manufacture their own vehicles.

@LanaJelic
Published Mon, May 1 2017 3:57 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Samsung has received approval to test their self-driving cars on the public roads in South Korea.

According to The Korea Herald, Korea's Land Ministry has signed the approval which will allow Samsung to test the self-driving cars on actual roads. Until now, they have only tested their vehicles on a modified racetrack.

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Not much is known about Samsung's self-driving cars, but the same report describes them as a "commercialized Hyundai vehicle equipped with the latest cameras and sensors."

Samsung reportedly plans to develop sensors and modules backed by artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies to "improve cars' self-driving capabilities even in challenging weather conditions," says the report.

However, this doesn't mean that the company will manufacture their own vehicles. Young Sohn, the president and chief strategy officer at Samsung, has previously confirmed that the company is not interested in building cars itself.

The company will put their efforts into making components that can be implemented into other manufacturer's cars.

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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