Samsung wants to connect smart homes with vehicles

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Hyundai and Samsung have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on integrating the SmartThings platform into Hyundai and Kia connected vehicles. The partnership aims to create seamless connectivity between smart homes and vehicles, offering services such as “Home to Car” and “Car to Home,” as well as home energy management.

Users will have remote control over vehicle functions like starting, air conditioning, and window operations, as well as home appliances such as TVs and air conditioners from inside the vehicle. The collaboration seeks to enhance the customer experience by integrating SmartThings with vehicles, allowing for automated routines triggered by events like waking up or arriving home.

Hyundai and Kia’s Infotainment Development Center VP, Haeyoung Kwon, views this collaboration as an opportunity to make connected car services more practical and meaningful for customers worldwide. Samsung, along with its subsidiary HARMAN, is working on Car-to-Home services, leveraging HARMAN’s PreparedUpgrade electronic cockpit package to incorporate SmartThings functions.

The partnership between Samsung and Hyundai Motor Group aims to set a new standard in convenience by seamlessly integrating home and vehicle technologies. As IoT advancements continue, the collaboration seeks to establish user-friendly services that streamline processes and enhance experiences for consumers globally.

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Hyundai and Samsung Collaboration: Integrating Smart Homes and Connected Vehicles through SmartThings Platform

Hyundai and Samsung are working together to expand the SmartThings platform to include related vehicles. The objective is to create solutions for potential lifestyles that completely integrate connected vehicles and smart homes.

On January 3, the two businesses signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) promising to collaborate for the ensuing few years. The collaboration will enable Hyundai and Kia connected vehicles to work together with Samsung’s SmartThings platform to create “Home to Car” and “Car to Home” services. Additionally planned is an integral home energy management service.

The services will enable remote control of activities like car starting, air conditioning, window opening and closing, and home charging status checking. Users will also be allowed to operate home appliances like TVs, air conditioning units, and EV chargers from inside vehicles.

Enhancing Lifestyle Connectivity: SmartThings Integration for Seamless Home and Vehicle Experience

According to Chanwoo Park, Executive Vice President at Samsung, “this collaboration will enable communication from Home to Car and integrated home energy management services that are optimized for potential lifestyles.”

We will be able to drastically improve the customer experience in both the home and the car by integrating the SmartThings platform with vehicles.

Routines will be developed that use triggers like “good morning” and “arriving home” to simultaneously operate a number of devices, including vehicles. For instance, curtains may instantly open when an alarm goes off in the morning while the TV and lights are on. The car could be preheated to the ideal temperature before leaving for work, and screens could show the battery level and range.

Driving Innovation: Hyundai, Samsung, and HARMAN Forge Smart Home and Vehicle Integration

According to Haeyoung Kwon, VP of Hyundai and Kia’s Infotainment Development Center, “this is an opportunity to make the connected car services Car to Home and Home to Car more practical in several fields.”

“To consistently make the journeys of global Hyundai and Kia customers meaningful, we plan to accelerate our technology development.”

Samsung is likewise collaborating with its wholly-owned subsidiary HARMAN to strengthen Car-to-Home services. The “PreparedUpgrade” electronic cockpit package from HARMAN enables hardware and software upgrades to install SmartThings functions for various Car-to-Home services.

A significant step toward interconnected intelligent home and vehicle technologies has been made possible by the partnership between Samsung and Hyundai Motor Group. The companies strive to be at the forefront with user-friendly services that streamline processes and improve experiences as lifestyles and environments become more included as a result of IoT advancements.

A fresh standard in convenience for consumers around the world could be established if the partners can carry out their vision to enable genuinely integrated and optimized routines spanning homes and vehicles.

Additionally, Huawei predicts growth in bright car and modern energy solutions.

Leo Portal

Leo is an expert in the field of smart city research and an overall tech-enthusiast with an emphasis on smart energy, IOT, smart homes and governance. After a master degree in international administration at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and a master in public management at Fudan University in China, he pursued research studies in the field of smart cities at the European University Institute. This led him to publish multiple articles on smart cities. Among them “Using Smart People to Build Smarter: How Smart Cities Attract and Retain Highly Skilled Workers to Drive Innovation (Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland)” published in the Smart Cities and Regional Development Journal (SCRD) and “Establishing Participative Smart Cities: Theory and Practice”, also published in the SCRD Journal. He regularly audits and advises municipalities and regional governments on their smart city strategies. He is currently writing a chapter for Springer on smart mobility in French smart cities.

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