Samsung expected to partner up with Tesla to produce 5nm chips for self-driving cars

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Electronic vehicle giant Tesla is partnering with Samsung to develop a 5-nanometer automotive chip for self-driving car capability, The Driven reported, citing South Korean media reports.

According to the reports, the Samsung Electronics Foundry Division has been developing the new 5nm system semiconductors and plans to install them in Tesla autonomous vehicles.

According to the report, only a small number of companies like Samsung can produce a 5nm semiconductor applied with an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) worldwide as it is a “high-tech product.”

Samsung will be shifting the manufacturing resource it already has from its advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) to its vehicle infotainment product, the news website specializing in electric vehicles reported.

The high-tech chips would be able to support Tesla’s “4D” sensing capabilities, The Driven reported, citing the Korean report, underpinning its autopilot and full self-driving sensor suite.

Samsung’s move into the automotive electronics field highlights the growing competition among chipmakers as self-driving technologies become popular.

Tesla reportedly plans to upgrade its infotainment system in a way that will make it seem like a “smartphone with wheels.”

Tesla has been working toward creating self-driving vehicles and a future in which “robo-taxis” are a norm. CEO and co-founder of Tesla Elon Musk has said before that these robo-taxis would be able to provide a future where people who cannot drive do not have to and those who do not want to own a car do not have to.

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