Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation have entered into a collaboration with Samsung Electronics, solidifying a strategic alliance on January 3, 2024, to integrate Samsung’s ‘SmartThings’ IoT platform with their connected car services. The collective objective is to blur the lines between residential and mobility spaces, enriching the value of driving throughout all phases – before, during, and after.
The partnership brings forth innovative services, such as the Car-to-Home feature enabling users to remotely and hands-free control various home appliances through voice commands while driving. Additionally, the Home-to-Car service empowers users to monitor vehicle status, manage functions, and facilitate charging operations before and after driving.
Customers of Hyundai and Kia will experience seamless connectivity with Over-the-Air (OTA) and USB-based updates. Through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Samsung Electronics, the companies aim to extend the reach of Car-to-Home and Home-to-Car services to international markets, fostering a global integration of smart living and smart mobility.
Under this collaboration, Hyundai and Kia vehicle owners gain the capability to command digital appliances from their car’s in-car infotainment systems using touch and voice controls. Simultaneously, they can employ AI speakers, TVs, and smartphone apps to remotely control various vehicle functions.
This groundbreaking synergy results from the seamless integration of Hyundai and Kia’s connected car services with Samsung’s IoT platform, ‘SmartThings’. As a consequence, customers are poised to experience uninterrupted connectivity, seamlessly integrating automotive and residential aspects into their daily lives.