Samsung gets permission to run its driverless cars on Californian roads

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Soon, we can see the self-driving cars of Samsung running with other cars. Samsung has been granted permission to test its self-driving cars on public roads in California.

Samsung said that it had no plans to make its own driverless cars, but instead will make control systems for so-called autonomous vehicles.

It was in May that Samsung got permission to test self-driving cars in South Korea, which has got its own sensors and software.

The company has taken several different steps recently to bolster its self-driving car technology division.

One of the biggest steps was its $8bn (£6.2bn) acquisition late last year of the vehicle audio firm Harman. Samsung said it bought the firm to help it get established in “connected” car systems.

The South Korean firm also has a significant stake in car maker Renault and is believed to be helping it develop its own self-driving controls.

Additionally, Samsung’s work on self-driving cars in South Korea involved adapting Hyundai cars to work on their own.

Samsung is just one of a growing roster of technology companies testing or investing in self-driving car technology.

There are some more big names like, Google, Apple, Baidu, Nvidia and Uber, who are also investing in the same.

There are many established car manufacturers that are pushing on with in-car tech that will steadily move control of a vehicle away from human drivers, such as advanced cruise control, self-parking and autopilot functions.



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