Samsung has become another company to join the self-driving car race. The company has got approval South Korea’s Land Ministry to test its self-driving cars on its roads.
The company has been active in this domain from the last couple of years. It had recently modified a race track it owns in South Korea to test its autonomous vehicles, now with this approval, it can test its cars on public roads also.
The motive behind this exercise not to develop and sell self-driving cars but to help it arise as a component and solutions provider.Samsung had also acquired HARMAN few months back which also highlights its seriousness towards becoming a leader in this segment.
As Self-driving cars call for the collaboration of various cutting-edge technologies from the automobile, artificial intelligence and information communication sectors. So this endeavour helps the companies to understand various aspects of the technology and hence can align themselves better. Lately companies like Verizon, Amazon have also joined the self-driving car race.