Samsung announces DRVLINE autonomous auto platform

Samsung announces DRVLINE autonomous auto platform

Samsung SDS is planning to release a version of NexShop combined with Ignite, a connected vehicle integration cloud platform of Harman.

It also uses Samsung's Bixby voice assistant, which offers automotive-optimised control functions such as moving the QLED display or changing the colours of ambient lighting.

Samsung Electronics has introduced its DRVLINE platform aimed at OEMs and mobility as a service (MaaS) providers in autonomous driving markets. "They'll bring mobility to people who need it, make our roads safer, and revolutionize our communities", said Young Sohn, President and Chief Strategy Officer at Samsung Electronics, and Chairman of the Board at HARMAN in a press release.

With the DRVLINE platform, auto makers can also swap hardware in and out of vehicles; with this ability, cars are more future-proofed as technology develops towards Level 5 automation. Samsung and Harman are leveraging their global expertise in electronics with DRVLINE, with IoT and embedded systems, including in-car compute for Levels 3, 4, and 5 automation. The challenge is simply too big and too complex. The platform has lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking.

Samsung and Harman also revealed plans for the industry first introduction of 5G in-car internet connectivity.

During the Consumer Electronics Show 2018, Samsung and Harman together unveiled an advanced automotive platform, or "digital cockpit", the first fruits of their joint development of automotive electronics technology since the Korean tech giant bought Harman in March previous year. "How far is that lamppost?" How long until the yellow light turns red?

Yesterday we heard about Samsung's plans for their new DRVLINE self driving technology. There's also a new "digital cockpit" that lets drivers personalize how dashboards and panels look and what information they display based on data pulled from their mobile devices and the cloud - even if they don't own them. It also has a premium, mutli-display layout with Android OS powering four displays.

When Samsung acquired HARMAN International for 8 billion in March a year ago, little did we foresee announcements coming from the coalition this early.