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Samsung and Hyundai are teaming up to add SmartThings to cars

An image showing a person holding a Samsung phone in front of a Hyundai Ioniq car.
Samsung notes that the features shown here are “examples of Home-to-Car and Car-to Home services to be developed,” so don’t take this image as a final representation of what the experience will be like. | Image: Samsung

Samsung is teaming up with Hyundai to add Samsung’s SmartThings smart home platform to Hyundai and Kia’s connected car services, according to a blog post from Samsung and a press release from Hyundai. (Hyundai is the parent company of Kia.) As part of the collaboration, the two companies are going to work on “home-to-car” and “car-to-home” services and “as an integrated home energy management service,” Samsung says.

In practice, that means at home you’ll be able to do things like use SmartThings to control your car’s air conditioning or windows, and when you’re in your car, you’ll be able to control your TV or your home’s air conditioning. You’ll also be able to plug your car into your SmartThings routines.

Here’s an example from Samsung…

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