The autonomous driving market of the technology industry has been evolving over the past few years, and it looks like Samsung wants to get into the action with the announcement of their new DRVLINE hardware and software platform. The idea behind the platform is to allow automobile manufacturers to create customized, technologically advanced autonomous vehicles, without a ton of unnecessary hassle. The reason being: most platforms are an all-or-nothing solution, meaning that companies have to either use the whole system or have nothing at all. Samsung’s approach, however, allows vendors to swap and customize individual components alongside the ability to build the vehicle for the rapidly evolving technology.
Yong Sohn, who is the president and chief strategy officer for Samsung said in a statement that “Building an autonomous platform requires close collaboration across industry, as one company cannot deliver on this enormous opportunity alone,” he later went on to say that “The challenge is simply too big and too complex. Through the DRVLINE platform, we’re inviting the best and brightest from the automotive industry to join us, and help shape the future of the car of tomorrow, today.”
The first initiative to come out of the new DRVLINE platform is a camera that focuses on lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, collision warning and algorithms which can deliver warnings about pedestrians. It is expected to ship sometime this year.
Samsung recently acquired Harman last year, and both companies will be working together on the DRVLINE platform. They are looking at integrating the industry’s first 5G-ready antenna, alongside a digital cockpit, which balances convenience with safety, and can connect to your smartphone for better personalization.
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