Samsung Self-Driving Car Trial in South Korea Approved


From the sources, a multinational Korean company Samsung received approval from authority to initiate testing of automated self-driven in South Korea roads.

On Monday, May 2017, The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport approved Samsung Group peel to trial it's self-driving technology on the car.

According to the Korea Herald, Samsung is going to use modified Hyundai car for the trail. The Samsung group Officials denied company intention of making cars.

A Samsung Electronics official said, “The test run approval does not mean that Samsung is making a self-driving car. The pilot run is being carried out for software and solution development for an autonomous car, nothing more,”.


The car will be equipped with precise laser and radar scanning devices made by other companies and paired with Samsung's AI (artificial intelligence) and this will also include self-learning software.

This trial is to teach artificial intelligence how a vehicle has to drive better in different conditions.

"Driving is a complex task. Some things can be automated very easily, but a number are difficult to automate, like small maneuvers," Dr. Siraj Ahmed Shaikh from the Centre for Mobility and Transport (CMT) at Coventry University.

Dr. Shaikh said, "it's the very difficult decisions in terms of complex maneuvers that [Samsung] are trying to overcome."

According to South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport. Samsung also planning to develop their own sensors and computer modules.


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