Samsung to supply camera modules to Tesla Cybertruck

Electronic component maker in $435 million deal to supply camera modules to radical electric pickup.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 13 Jul 2021 Views icon8658 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The Samsung Group looks to have struck a winning deal with Tesla for supply of camera modules to the US electric carmaker’s Cybertruck.  

As per a report yesterday in The Korea Economic Daily, associate company Samsung Electro-Mechanics, which manufactures electronic components, has bagged an order worth US$ 435 million (Rs 3,237 crore).

While the report does not name Tesla directly, there are enough clues to indicate that it is Tesla. The report says, “Samsung Electro-Mechanics was known to have won a $435.7 million deal to supply camera modules to the largest US EV maker. The company plans to launch a new EV, which gives drivers a rear view through a camera equipped on the car, as the model does not have side mirrors. The EV has more than eight cameras for self-driving purposes.”

The Tesla Cybertruck, which is designed to have the utility of a truck with sports car performance, is equipped with cameras in its fenders that stream images into the cabin, obviating the need for side mirrors. There is one camera under the front bumper too, a move indicative of the Cybertruck’s offroad aspirations.

The radical EV was originally slated to hit the market by the end of this year albeit the launch could be delayed into 2022.

RELATED ARTICLES
Electric Jimny among five Suzuki EVs confirmed for Europe

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar28 Jan 2023

The 4x4 is one of five new electric cars Suzuki will launch in Europe by 2030

Microvast to be battery pack supplier to Ree Automotive’s commercial EVs

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar28 Jan 2023

Microvast’s MV-C Gen 4 lithium-ion battery packs to power REE’s P7 fully-flat commercial EV platforms with REEcorner tec...

Continental bats for development and use of open-­source software

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar26 Jan 2023

Technology major publishes Free and Open-Source Software manifesto which emphasises importance of collaborative software...