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Renovo works with several carmakers to develop its platform (Photo: Renovo)

Renovo said Samsung Electronics will deploy its AWare automated mobility platform in test vehicles the Korean electronics group plans to operate in California.

Renovo, which specializes in highly automated vehicle technology, said it has been working with the Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center on advanced driver assistance since the beginnning of 2017.

Samsung has stepped up its automotive activities since it acquired electronics company Harman International earlier this year. The move allows the Korean conglomerate to combine its consumer electronics and mobile expertise with Harman’s connected-car technologies.

Harman senior vice president John Absmeier said Renovo offers a platform that can be developed further with the help of other companies. “Their vision aligns with our mission at Samsung, creating open technologies that foster collaboration,” Absmeier said in a statement. “Automation is transforming the mobility experience, and it requires that the automotive industry come together to create a truly safe, open, and interoperable ecosystem.”

Renovo’s operating system is scalable and merges software, data analytics, and automotive-grade safety systems.