Samsung has reportedly received the approval to test self-driving cars on public roads in South Korea. Samsung joins pioneers in the self-driving sector like Elon Musk’s Tesla, Google’s Waymo, and Uber, to name a few.
The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport on Monday gave its seal of approval to Samsung to test autonomous cars in its home ground of South Korea, according to a report by the Korea Herald. While details are scarce about Samsung’s plans in autonomous vehicles, the report does mention that Samsung will be using a “commercialised Hyundai vehicle equipped with the latest cameras and sensors.”
CNN Tech reports that the tech company will be testing a car fitted with sensors and cameras, according to a government statement Monday and will use artificial intelligence to study how the vehicle deals with bad weather and obstacles.
While Samsung tests out its sensors with the Hyundai, Apple was recently spotted testing its self-driving technology with a Lexus RX450h SUV on the streets of California.