/ News, Technology / Samsung now wants to conquer the auto industry

Samsung now wants to conquer the auto industry

Linked In Share
Samsung now wants to conquer the auto industry

Samsung, which sells almost one of every three smartphones, wants to parlay that technology into automotive navigation and entertainment systems for an industry that makes more than 80 million vehicles a year.

Asia’s biggest technology company is pushing beyond the hardware that underpinned its growth as global demand weakens for high-end handsets. Samsung is attending the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week along with a record nine carmakers, including Audi or GM.

Businesses that reach from batteries and household appliances to memory chips, cameras and liquid-crystal displays provide components the Suwon, South Korea-based company can use inside automobiles. Samsung is partnering with Intel on open-source software called Tizen that can run smartphones, tablets, TVs and car systems, and has garnered interest from automakers including Toyota, the world’s biggest.

Among the applications analysts expects in the future from Samsung are windows made of transparent flat-panels that provide map displays and other information for people inside the car while still enabling full visibility. It also may use sensors to monitor passengers’ health, to select music to match a driver’s mood and to analyze traffic and suggest a better route.

Although Samsung declined to comment on its plans for the car sector, President Hong Won-Pyo said last year in October that the company is open to collaborations with automakers that could expand to include entertainment and navigation.

Autos are set to be in the spotlight this year at CES, as carmakers look to catch consumer attention with new gadgetry in the cabins of their vehicles. Last year, more than 11,000 of the 150,000 attendees at the show described themselves as being in the automotive electronics business.

Samsung faces competition from chipmakers such as Qualcomm, whose radio chips are part of GM’s Onstar service, and Nvidia, which supplies the processors for Tesla and Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini vehicles. Intel, the largest maker of personal-computer processors, supplies Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover and Hyundai.

Via Bloomberg

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Monday, January 6th, 2014 - filed under News, Technology. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
auto technology samsung


Discuss: Samsung now wants to conquer the auto industry

Leave a Reply


















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Engine deal is ‘next move’ for 2015 team Haas
Engine deal is ‘next move’ for 2015 team HaasApr.12 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Colin Kolles is at the helm of 'Forza Rossa', a team that the FIA on Friday said could be next in ...
2015 BMW X6M Spied at Nurburgring [Video]
2015 BMW X6M Spied at Nurburgring [Video]The upcoming BMW X6M, codenamed F16 is expected to debut this summer - but until then the impressive crossover was spied while ...
Red Bull quit rumours ‘nonsense’ – Marko
Red Bull quit rumours ‘nonsense’ – MarkoApr.11 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Dr Helmut Marko on Friday rubbished speculation suggesting Red Bull could quit formula ...
Montezemolo hints Ferrari ‘decisions’ looming
Montezemolo hints Ferrari ‘decisions’ loomingApr.11 (GMM/Inautonews.com) La Gazzetta dello Sport, the influential Italian sports daily, speculated on Friday that Ferrari ...
Check out the rumble: Koenigsegg One:1 exhaust startup  sounds great
Check out the rumble: Koenigsegg One:1 exhaust startup sounds greatKoenigsegg is among those small manufacturers who manage to survive in the supercar stratosphere. And we – as petrol heads – ...
Brand new Mercedes-Benz S Class totaled in fire
Brand new Mercedes-Benz S Class totaled in fireWell, the competition in the luxury segment is usually heated, but we’re unsure if Mercedes will appreciate the fact that one ...
Ford Transit Skyliner Takes the Van Concept to the Highest Level
Ford Transit Skyliner Takes the Van Concept to the Highest LevelBasically the Ford Transit is a practical van for small businesses, but the new concept unveiled at the Galpin Auto Sports shows ...
This could be the 2014 Hyundai ix25
This could be the 2014 Hyundai ix25While the small crossover is only days away from its official public debut, set on April 20 at the Beijing Motor Show in China, ...
Volkswagen’s Group Sales Up 5.8% During First Quarter
Volkswagen’s Group Sales Up 5.8% During First QuarterDuring the first quarter German automaker Volkswagen Ag sold 2.40 million vehicles, up 5.8% compared to the same period last ...
Firefighters don’t let a BMW stand in their way
Firefighters don’t let a BMW stand in their wayWhile such scenes are less frequent in Europe, where the firefighters have other ways of getting the water supply in case of a ...
Breaking: 10 people dead after FedEx truck crashes into school bus – Video
Breaking: 10 people dead after FedEx truck crashes into school bus – VideoAs many as 10 people died on Thursday when a tractor-trailer from FedEx slammed into a bus carrying Los Angeles area high school ...
See the recalls of 2014
See the recalls of 2014While we live in the age of technology, where anything in our life seems to have a processor, we would be inclined to say our ...
[Video] Watch an astonishing paper-made Formula 1 car
[Video] Watch an astonishing paper-made Formula 1 carWhile usually we don’t say that when our job is to write, but this time around the story we’re telling you is hollow with ...
Brits say Italy’s driving the worse
Brits say Italy’s driving the worseAccording to a new study, British drivers say Italy’s road network and its drivers as the most dangerous. Well, they might have ...
Dacia unveils special edition Dokker Emblème in France
Dacia unveils special edition Dokker Emblème in FranceThe Dacia affordable brand, which has been a rising star among Renault Group’s acquisitions, wants to improve French sales ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

2015-BMW-X6-Spied-1
mercedes_S_fire
FORD TRANSIT SKYLINER CONCEPT Intrior
California Bus Crash With FedEx Truck 1
Dacia-Dokker-Embleme-2
BMW_X5_eDriveP90131125_highRes
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited
2016 BMW M235i Convertible
Audi-ABT_RS5_Cabrio_006
2015 Lexus NX Exterior Front View
Spy-Shots of Cars
land_rover_discovery_vision_

More automotive from inautonews
The upcoming BMW X6M, codenamed F16 is expected to debut this summer - but until then the impressive crossover was spied while testing at Nurburgring. As expected, the design of the new X6M will keep some “directions” from the new X5 and X4 models, so expect new LED headlights that will ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Do you have £200,000? Then you can have the trip of a (hazardous) lifetime
Do you have £200,000? Then you can have the trip of a (hazardous) lifetimeAre you tired of the ever-boring home to work commute? Well, if you’re the adventurous type and can afford the paycheck, the world's most hazardous ...
Check out the everyday cars of St. Moritz – photo gallery
Check out the everyday cars of St. Moritz – photo gallerySt. Moritz is the oldest winter holiday destination in the world – and on the same time it is probably the most expensive ski resorts in the ...
Test Drive: Renault Captur 0.9 – TCe 90 – fast review
Test Drive: Renault Captur 0.9 – TCe 90 – fast review After we’ve tested almost all Renault Captur models, we decided to check out the 3-cylinder engine - 898 cc 66kw (90 hp) model. Why we’ve ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video] 2009 safest cars Euro NCAP

Latest in Safety See the recalls of 2014While we live in the age of technology, where anything in our life seems to have a processor, we ... New fatal accidents occur in GM’s recalled carsWhile the company has been arguing a lawsuit that wants a judge to tell the company to advise ...
Safety Section