Samsung Electronics has introduced its DRVLINE platform aimed at OEMs and mobility as a service (MaaS) providers in autonomous driving markets. At CES, the company also showed off new automotive solutions that it is offering with its subsidiary Harman. DRVLINE is claimed to be an open, modular, and scalable hardware and software platform that will allow vendors to collaborate and customise freely, instead of adopting a particular, forced technology. It offers in-car compute for levels 3 to 5 automation and a new ADAS -- Advanced Driver Assistance System -- forward-facing camera system, designed with Harman. A new ADAS product that uses the platform will feature lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and pedestrian warning algorithms.
Samsung Electronics will supply its latest 8-nanometre processors for Audi's next-generation in-vehicle infotainment system. The South Korean tech giant's Exynos Auto V9 packs eight ARM Cortex-A76 cores -- which has a max speed of 2.1 GHz -- and will be used to power the German automobile manufacturer's new infotainment system that is set to debut in 2021, the company said. The chip was designed for advanced infotainment systems that can display content on multiple screens. The V9 can support up to six displays and twelve camera connections for various sub systems. It also packs an ARM Mali G76 GPU, HiFi 4 audio digital signal processor and an intelligent neural processing unit.
Electronics giant Samsung on Monday said it will buy U.S. car and audio systems supplier Harman International for $8 billion. South Korean electronics giant Samsung looks to very quickly get up to speed in the highly-competitive smart car business with its $8 billion acquisition of U.S. car and audio systems supplier Harman International The all-cash deal will see Samsung buy the Stamford, Conn.-headquartered firm for $112.00 per share. It is the biggest acquisition in Samsung's history, the company said. Automotive electronics is expected to grow to more than $100 billion by 2025, estimates Samsung, which has made the segment a strategic priority. But the electronics titan -- hit in recent weeks by the recalls of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and some washing machines with tops that could detach -- is playing catchup in smart cars to competitors such as Apple, which has a CarPlay feature available in a growing number of vehicles, and Google and its Android Auto in-car platform.