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. The company is slated to trial its tech on a Hyundai car; a Samsung spokesperson explained that the firm is interested only in building the necessary algorithms and hardware for autonomous transport and not the vehicles themselves. Samsung’s efforts are aided by its $8 billion acquisition of in-car audio and entertainment tech firm Harman; the deal was announced last November and completed in March. As Forbes noted last year, the acquisition brought Samsung a team of close 8,000…

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