Tesla and Samsung Explore Collaboration in Autonomous Driving

By Rahul Bhagat

Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Samsung Electronics executives to discuss potential cooperation in autonomous driving and semiconductor production.

The meeting took place at Samsung Semiconductor's US R&D Labs and marked the first private meeting between Musk and Samsung's Executive Chairman Lee Jae-yong.

Image credit: @SawyerMerritt/Twitter

Samsung and Tesla have a history of collaboration, particularly in developing semiconductors for autonomous vehicles.

Samsung has been securing orders in the automotive semiconductor market from industry leaders such as Nvidia and Mobileye.

Reports suggest that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is also in contention to become Tesla's supplier for its next-generation Full Self-Driving (FSD) computer.

Tesla's focus on autonomous driving makes it an attractive client for chip industry leaders like Samsung Electronics and TSMC.

The pace of updates in Tesla's systems and hardware aligns more closely with that of a tech company than a traditional automaker.