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Hyundai, Kia, and Samsung Electronics to Collaborate on Connecting Mobility and Residential Spaces


Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation have announced that they have signed an agreement on 3 January with Samsung Electronics for a Car-to-Home and Home-to-Car service partnership. This unique collaboration aims to enhance the connectivity between residential and mobility spaces.

Under this agreement, Hyundai and Kia customers will be able to remotely control digital appliances via touch and voice commands through their cars’ in-car infotainment systems. Conversely, they will have remote vehicle control via artificial intelligence (AI) speakers, TVs, and smartphone apps to control various vehicle functions.

In particular, this collaboration among Kia, Hyundai, and Samsung will see the following:

  • Hyundai Motor and Kia will link Samsung’s ‘SmartThings’ IoT (Internet of Things) platform to their connected car services
  • The three companies will seek to break the boundaries between living spaces and mobility spaces, enhancing the time value of driving before, during, and after.
  • Car-to-Home service to provide remote and touch-based control of various home appliances through voice commands while driving.
  • Home-to-Car service to check vehicle status, control functions and manage charging before, and after driving
  • Customers can also experience seamless connectivity with OTA and USB-based updates

This high-powered collaboration among tech titans is made possible through the organic integration of Hyundai and Kia’s connected car services and Samsung’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform, SmartThings

Customers are expected to use it in various ways in their daily lives, enjoying uninterrupted connectivity experiences in this modern, digital age.