Samsung announced the integration of its SmartThings smart home platform with Tesla and Hyundai systems. Samsung SmartThings users will be able to connect to Tesla products, including Powerwall home batteries, to monitor parameters such as energy production and consumption; and also fully integrate the smart home platform with the infotainment system of the Hyundai car.
Samsung has made SmartThings compatible with Hyundai systems, offering Home-to-Car and Car-to-Home services for the automaker’s electric vehicles and other vehicles – the smart home connects to the car’s infotainment system, allowing you to control one from the other and vice versa. For example, through the SmartThings application you can start the car, control the air conditioning, open and close the windows, and check the charging status. And from the car you will have access to control household appliances: TVs and chargers for electric vehicles.
The collaboration between Tesla and Samsung was made possible thanks to Tesla API tools, which Samsung said the SmartThings Energy platform was the first to use. Samsung will demonstrate Powerwall connectivity next week at CES 2024, but the solution won’t hit the market until the second quarter. The Korean manufacturer also warned that the set of available functions may change by this time.