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Tesla and Samsung are expanding their collaborative relationship. It is reported that the world's largest manufacturer of electronic components and manufacturer of electric vehicles have entered into a new contract for the supply of LEDs for smart headlamps.
According to industry reports late last week, it was confirmed that Samsung Electronics' LEDs for smart headlamps will be used for Tesla's vehicles. After the LEDs are modularized, they will be supplied to Tesla after going through a German auto parts maker called HELLA, according to Korean IT News. The corresponding smart headlamps are reportedly already in mass production, meaning consumers will soon be able to see them in their vehicles.
Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. (HELLA) is an internationally operating German automotive part supplier with headquarters in Lippstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia. The company develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and also has one of the largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis, and services within Europe.
The new supply agreement comes amid an increasing number of collaborations between Samsung and Tesla. For example, Tesla FSD (Full Self-Driving) chips are manufactured at Samsung Electronics' plant in Austin, Texas. Their collaboration is expected to expand significantly as Tesla builds a new factory near Austin. Industry sources say the companies are working together to develop a new generation of chips. Also, since 2017, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has been supplying cameras for Tesla vehicles.
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