Samsung Joins the Self-Driving Car Race as it Preps for Testing in South Korea

South Korean regulatory authorities have cleared Samsung to begin testing its self-driving vehicle tech in the country, reports The Wall Street Journal.

With that, the electronics giant is the latest entrant in the race to develop and bring autonomous driving capabilities to cars, alongside the likes of Tesla, Waymo, Apple, Ford, and BMW. Closer to home, it also has MIT spin-off firm Nutonomy to contend with, as the company launched self-driving taxis in Singapore last year and is now partnering with Peugeot to test a driverless SUV.