Tesla and Samsung’s relationship together is becoming more ingrained and deeper with time. The two companies already share a partnership for Full Self-Driving chips and cameras, two items that Samsung already supplies to Tesla. Now, it is being reported that Samsung’s Smart Headlamps will now be making their way to Tesla vehicles, lighting up the partnership with even more momentum.
The Smart Headlamps from Samsung will be included with Tesla vehicles, Korea IT Newsconfirmed yesterday. The Smart Headlamps are already in mass-production, and Tesla owners could see them installed in new vehicles very soon, the Korean media outlet added. After Samsung’s LED headlamps are modularized, they will be supplied to Tesla through Hella, a German auto parts manufacturer.
As previously mentioned, this is not the first partnership between Tesla and Samsung. The two companies share a relationship in the development of Full Self-Driving chips. Samsung produces these through a production facility in Austin, Texas. In January, it was announced that the two companies would be teaming up to develop a 5nm semiconductor for the Media Control Unit, or MCU, for its autonomous vehicle project.
Samsung Electro-Mechanics has been supplying car camera modules for Tesla vehicles since 2019, according to the Elec, but has had numerous partnerships with other automakers since 2012.