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Samsung quietly begins autonomous vehicle tests in South Korea

Samsung Electronics has been granted a permit to test its self-driving car technologies on public roads in South Korea, but there is an air of mystery surrounding whether Samsung’s autonomous ventures are little more than a hobby, or if the electronics giant is preparing for much bigger things somewhere down the line. Samsung has kept the news of its small but significant self-driving win quiet, not even bothering to publish a press release – leading to a lack of information that has caused various media outlets to get their wires crossed. Some have suggested that Samsung is developing (or already has) its own self-driving sensors and software, while others claim that certain components of the project are being provided by…

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