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Samsung granted self-driving car testing permit in California

Ahn Young-joon / AP

Samsung has obtained a permit to test self-driving cars in California, according to an update to the state's DMV website. A few months ago, the tech giant was granted a similar permit in its home country of South Korea.

Context: It's not surprising to see Samsung venturing into self-driving car technology—it recently acquired Harman, a maker of auto tech, for $8 billion. Rival Apple has also obtained a self-driving car testing permit in California and is reportedly working on a car project.

TechCrunch first spotted Samsung's testing permit.