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Experience the Smartest Home Automation Yet with Tesla and Hyundai’s Groundbreaking SmartThings Partnership

It’s official — the long-awaited CES 2024 is finally here. And, as expected, the tech talks are rolling in thick and fast. But, one news item has stolen the show: Samsung’s cutting-edge collaboration with Tesla and Hyundai to bring SmartThings to a whole new level.

It’s no secret that Tesla’s well-regarded lineup of EVs, Solar Inverter, and Powerwall make it one of the most talked-about names in home energy and vehicle-to-home automation. The exciting news is that Samsung has now joined forces with Tesla to give customers the ability to control their homes using the SmartThings Energy app.

Gain Insights and Control Over Your EV and Home Energy Production

What does this partnership look like in action? With Samsung and Tesla joining forces, Powerwall owners will be able to view daily energy production, storage, and usage info straight from the app. Best of all, the app includes access to the Tesla “Storm Watch” feature, meaning you can get alerts about extreme weather events or power outages directly to your connected Samsung TV or smartphone.

Of course, Tesla’s not standing pat. The company’s “FleetAPI” will let developers access Powerwall, Solar, and Wall Connectors through their EVs. Samsung is one of the first companies to capitalize on this and offer customers new experiences. “We are delighted to have Samsung onboard as an early developer, given their leading position in the smart home sector,” said Tesla’s Drew Baglino.

Tesla and Hyundai Make Home Automation Easier Than Ever

But wait, there’s more. Not content to just partner with Tesla, Samsung has also partnered with Hyundai in order to expand the SmartThings platform to Hyundai’s EVs and other vehicles. This Home-to-Car and Car-to-Home service integration allows customers to link their smart home up with the car’s infotainment system.

But what does this mean for everyday life? Not only can you start your car remotely via the SmartThings app, but you can also control other myriad of house settings such as air conditioning and windows, as well as check the charging status of your EV. You can even create routines for when your vehicle pulls up the driveway such as setting the climate control and lighting your home.

On top of that, you’ll be able to track your car’s and EV’s energy usage patterns in order to work out the perfect time and price for charging.

See It For Yourself at CES 2024

The new SmartThings features sound amazing, particularly if you own an EV or any of Tesla’s home power systems. If you’re curious to know more then you don’t have to wait much longer. Samsung is offering a sneak peek at its CES 2024 booth as of next week. And, if you’re in Las Vegas from January 6th to 12th, you can experience it live courtesy of our reporters!

Check out the latest from CES 2024 here.