Samsung has been given authorization to start trying its self-driving cars on the roads in South Korea. The Ministry of Land, road and rail network and Transport permitted Samsung’s strategies to test its self-driving expertise on Monday.

Samsung is footsteping up its strategies for self-driving cars to opponent former Google project Waymo, Uber and Apple, bringing the key players from the combat for Smartphone governance to the courageous new world of self-governing vehicles.

The South Korean electronics producer, which is the world’s major Smartphone maker and a chip massive in its own right, has been given authorization to test its self-driving cars on public roads by the South Korean ministry of land, transportation and transport. The pronouncement puts Samsung in straight rivalry with US expertise firms, including Uber, Waymo and Apple, all of which are before now testing self-driving vehicles on communal roads. Samsung’s Smartphone rival, Apple, was recently granted permission to test its long-rumored vehicles in California.

Unlike Apple, Google and other US technology firms, which chiefly use customized Lexus SUVs for testing sovereign systems, Samsung is using fellow Korean firm Hyundai’s vehicles. The cars will be enlarged with Samsung-developed sophisticated sensors and machine-learning systems, which Samsung anticipates to make available to others building vehicles, rather than construct cars itself.

We would like to illuminate that the company has no sketch to go through the car built-up business,” Samsung told Reuters in a break up proclamation on Tuesday, totaling the vehicle will additional its expansion of “deep learning algorithms for self-sufficient operations”. Samsung has acknowledged the auto industry as a new cause of enlargement as the market for its key products such as smart phones matures. It accomplished the $8 billion attainment of Harman International Industries prior this year, a shift that analysts say may help Samsung scale up swiftly by taking control of an automotive parts maker with proven track evidence.

Most foremost automotive manufacturer, including Mercedes, Volvo and South Korea’s Hyundai, which was approved permission for public testing in February 2016, have been mounting self-governing driving technology. Samsung is just one of 20 firms given acquiescence to test self-driving technology on public roads in South Korea as the government endeavors to make the country a encouraging environment for technology and automotive enlargement. The country also condensed the number of compulsory passengers in each self-driving test vehicle from two to one and smooth the way for the testing of cars devoid of steering wheels or pedals, which are key mechanism requisite to permit human test pilots to take control in an urgent circumstances.

It may take a little bit time for the auto industry to get a massive business to rival its mainstay memory chip and Smartphone operations, however. Samsung has not clinched any specific supply contracts with car makers yet.