South Korean electronics giant, Samsung is the latest company to get an all clearance, to test self-driving cars on California’s public roads.
Now that’s yet another company to the list of those who’ve agreed to the terms of the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Samsung joins companies such as Apple, Bosch, Delphi, NVIDIA and Waymo, as well as automakers like BMW, General Motors, and Volkswagen.
Samsung could be trying to keep up with its tech rivals in the automotive space, especially as Apple has shifted its focus from autonomous cars to autonomous systems. With the okay to test in California, where it maintains a San Jose outpost, Samsung could position itself to offer its technology to other companies, including an automaker.