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January 5, 2024

Soon, Your Hyundai And Kia Will Be Able To Connect To Your Home

Hyundai and Kia are leveraging the strength of Korea, Inc., by signing a partnership with Samsung Electronics for a Car-to-Home and Home-to-Car partnership that aims to enhance the connectivity between mobility and residential spaces.

Under this agreement, Hyundai and Kia customers will soon 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 AI speakers, TVs, and smartphone apps to control various vehicle functions.

This is made possible through the organic integration of Hyundai and Kia’s connected car services and Samsung’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform called SmartThings. Customers are expected to use it in various ways in their daily lives, enjoying uninterrupted connectivity experiences.

For example, on a hot summer evening commute, the user can activate the ‘Home Mode’ to turn on the registered air conditioner and air purifier, start the robot vacuum, and turn on the lights for a comfortable and pleasant living space. Alternatively, before going out, the user can initiate the ‘Away Mode’ to turn off unnecessary lights and start the robot vacuum to create a clean living space to return to, as well as pre-activate the vehicle’s air conditioning to a comfortable temperature.

Hyundai and Kia users can register and use specific modes for each situation to minimize device operation while driving. Location-based automatic operation, in addition to touchscreen and voice commands, will be implemented to provide more convenient service to customers.

EV owners can use SmartThings’ integrated home energy management service to check the energy usage of their home and vehicle and adjust the optimal charging times.

Hyundai and Kia plan to expand their Car-to-Home and Home-to-Car services to overseas customers by linking the connected car platforms and Samsung SmartThings.

To achieve this partnership, Hyundai and Kia will develop stable service-providing infotainment systems, and subsequently provide these features through over-the-air (OTA) and USB-based updates even for existing vehicles.


  1. Isn't it one can now already control his home appliances thru his smartphone?

  2. Best is to just build normal and simple electric cars that work. Adding complicayed tech and features may only bring more problems in the long run.


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