Samsung steps up push for self-driving car tech [2016/04/27 14:39]

Tech giant Samsung Electronics has been accelerating its push into the autonomous vehicle segment by trying to attract seasoned researchers in the field.

The company recently posted a job opening for researchers in the autonomous driving vehicle sector on Samsung Group’s online job bulletin board.

According to the job description, the new researchers will develop technologies that can drive and track unmanned cars.

Those who hold a doctoral degree with a minimum three years of work experience or a master’s degree with six years of work experience or more are qualified to apply, according to the job posting.

Some experts said Samsung’s latest move is in line with its long-term initiative to develop driverless cars.

“Samsung should have jumped on the bandwagon earlier, utilizing its information technology,” said Jeong Gu-min, an engineering professor at Kookmin University.

Jeong said Samsung would speed up the pace to develop autonomous cars by incorporating its operating system Tizen, batteries and displays.

Some critics, however, dispelled rumors that the Korean firm is trying to roll out not only car components but also driverless cars anytime soon.

Internet giant Google has long been testing its autonomous cars, which have been driving around in several states in the U.S.
Tech behemoth Apple is reportedly running Project Titan, in which it is testing high-end smart cars.
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