Samsung Weighs Move Into Car Tech With Talks for Fiat Unit

Samsung is in advanced talks to buy assets of auto-parts maker Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV

Read the full article at: www.bloomberg.com

I can see them making serious moves to become a Tier1 supplier (buy Magneti-Marelli, build “Gaxaxy Car”), an major automotive chipmaker (ADAS and IVI silicon) and be the biggest IoT supplier (consumer devices, phones and tablets). They can offer full support of Google Android and connected home appliances developed from Open Source TizenOS. In many ways even Intel is helping them do it!

Continental is working on partnerships for self-driving technology to compete with BMW

self-driving car projects that could compete with the coalition between BMW AG, camera-software company Mobileye NV and chipmaker Intel Corp

Read the full article at: safecarnews.com

Tier1 suppliers like Continental tend to be nervous about Tier2 like MobileEye and Intel working directly with their OEM customers. Thus they have alternate strategies.