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Samsung is the latest player in driverless cars

Mega smartphone manufacturer and technology giant, Samsung, has officially entered the race for autonomous car dominance after securing approval to test self-driving cars on state roads in California...

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Samsung granted permission to test self-driving cars in Korea
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Samsung granted permission to test self-driving cars in Korea

Samsung Electronics has been given permission to begin public road trials of its autonomous vehicle technology. The Yonhap News Agency says South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has granted Samsung Electronics permission to test its self-driving vehicles on public roads...


Your next car stereo could be a Samsung: $10 billion Harman purchase announced
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Your next car stereo could be a Samsung: $10 billion Harman purchase announced

Despite a nearly $7 billion cost in recalling its explosive Galaxy Note 7 phone this year, Korean tech giant Samsung has announced it will acquire connected audio visual specialist Harman in a $10 billion dollar all-cash deal to accelerate growth in connected car technologies...


Samsung to purchase stake in electric car maker BYD - reports
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Samsung to purchase stake in electric car maker BYD - reports

Samsung will reportedly purchase a 4 percent stake in Chinese electric car maker BYD. According to Reuters, Samsung confirmed late last week that it was in talks about purchasing a holding in Chinese automaker BYD. The Korean company will purchase its stake through a share offering that BYD is using to raise around US$2.4 billion ($3.2 billion) in cash...


Samsung Safety Truck makes semi-trailer partially transparent to improve overtaking safety
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Samsung Safety Truck makes semi-trailer partially transparent to improve overtaking safety

With a forward facing camera and rear-mounted television screens, the Samsung Safety Truck prototype allows drivers behind to see the road ahead and decide whether it's safe to overtake. Overtaking a semi-trailer on a single lane highway can be a tricky affair. First, you have to determine if there's traffic in the on-coming lane...


Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan car sharing plan falters - report
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Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan car sharing plan falters - report

A deal between Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan, which would have resulted in replacements for the Galant and Lancer sedans, has apparently hit a snag. In November 2013 Mitsubishi Motors and the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a deal that would result in two new Mitsubishi sedans based on Renault-Nissan architectures...


BMW i Remote app for Samsung smartwatch wins CES award
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BMW i Remote app for Samsung smartwatch wins CES award

Not content with just winning engineering and design awards, BMW has won the top prize in the 2015 CES Innovations Awards - Software and Mobile Apps category - for its new i Remote app for Samsung Gear smartwatch. Entries in the awards are judged on a multitude of criteria, including aesthetic design, functionality, user-friendliness and innovation...


Automakers put stamp on US innovation survey
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Automakers put stamp on US innovation survey

Automakers from around the world have made a significant impact on the 2013 Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) ranking of the most innovative companies. Traditionally the realm of technology and telecommunications companies, automotive manufacturers secured three of the top 10, nine of the top 20 and 14 of the top 50 spots in this year’s survey – a vast improvement over 2010 that saw only eight auto firms make it onto the list...


Ferrari trumps Google, Coca-Cola in brand rating list
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Ferrari trumps Google, Coca-Cola in brand rating list

Ferrari has claimed top spot in a list of the world's top 500 brands, finishing ahead of Google and Coca-Cola. While the 2013 BrandFinance Global 500 list saw Apple take out the title of the world’s most valuable brand ahead of Samsung with a brand value of US$87 billion ($84...