The Korean giant Samsung continues to attack the car market. As reported by the insiders, the company is working on a new line of Exynos Auto chips, and the first customer will be Audi, which until now mostly used Qualcomm solutions.
What is known?
Samsung began shipping Exynos processors for Audi back in 2017, but these were modified versions of single-chip systems for smartphones. The new Exynos Auto chip will be the company's first solution designed specifically for cars. The platform will be responsible for the operation of digital instrument panels, infotainment systems and projection displays. Artificial intelligence will speed up the execution of certain tasks, and thanks to the support of 4G LTE networks, access to the network is ensured - the "Internet of machines" becomes closer. I just could not do without Touch Wiz (oh, sorry, Grace UX).
When to expect?
According to preliminary data, the Samsun LSI unit plans to begin mass production of Exynos Auto by the end of 2018. The company is also developing autopilot systems and even got permission to test self-managed cars in South Korea.
In 2016, Samsung announced the acquisition of Harman - one of the largest manufacturers of automotive electronics, which is managed independently from the core business.
Source: The Investor