Samsung has set aside 5 trillion won or US$4 billion to supply 80 percent of the camera sensors integrated into Tesla’s self-driving electric vehicle systems such as the Model S, Model Y, Model X and Model 3.
This deal is the largest single contract ever won by Samsung Electronics, beating LG Innotek and Primax Electronics, which currently supply about 20 percent of Tesla’s vehicle camera module needs.
“Samsung Electro-Mechanics will be making more specific announcements within a month, the company continues to strive to advance the Tesla camera module,” Samsung said in a statement.
The advancement of Samsung’s sensor technology cannot be doubted. Quoting from Carscoops, the Samsung sensor camera has a resolution of up to 5 million megapixels.
With this resolution, Samsung can deliver superior image quality for the Full Self Driving system.
In addition to supplying camera sensors, in the contract agreement, Samsung will also assist Tesla in supplying the needs for Full Self-Driving 4.0 chips and camera modules for the Cybertruck electric SUV, in July 2022.
Both Tesla and Samsung are still reluctant to reveal detailed specifications and sizes of the camera sensors.
However, according to news circulating, the Samsung camera sensor will begin to be used by Tesla in production vehicles in 2023.