With road injuries among the top 10 causes of deaths worldwide, game-changing innovations are needed to support the future of transportation and mobility. Samsung and HARMAN are driven to bring safe autonomous technology and enhanced connectivity, with the ultimate goal of providing safer mobility, while creating a superior in-vehicle experience for all.
To meet this goal, our investments, partnerships, and development focus on five key areas:
Addressing computational hardware (“compute”) needs for advanced autonomy
Ground-breaking sensor technology for affordable, safer implementation
Integrating the best algorithm technologies to build the safest solutions
From data storage and analysis to diagnostics and maps for mobility services
Enabling cutting edge user experiences for both drivers and passengers
The auto industry is racing towards a new era of innovation. Consumers are demanding advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) as the benefits become clear.
We designed Samsung DRVLINE® to transform the ADAS market by building a platform that is open, modular, and scalable, allowing you to build safe and reliable ADAS solutions with faster times to market.Learn more
The Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund is a new $300-million fund focused exclusively on the automotive market, to help us to build open, flexible solutions in the automotive space.Learn More
John Absmeier is responsible for open innovation, investment and new business creation in the automotive segment at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center.
Absmeier is a self-proclaimed geek, gearhead and jarhead with 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry. He was named one of the top “40 under 40” by Automotive News in 2014, and has dedicated his career to the development and commercialization of technology for mobility. Most recently, he was recognized for his accomplishments at Delphi Automotive where he founded Delphi Labs @ Silicon Valley and led the team to develop Delphi’s autonomous vehicle platform, which was the first self-driving car to complete a coast-to-coast journey from San Francisco to New York City in 2015. He has founded and run global business operations and technology organizations for large companies as well as start-ups.
Absmeier has a BSME from Purdue University, MSME from UC Berkeley, and executive MBAs from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and Thunderbird School of Global Management.