On January 9, 2024, at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, Samsung Electronics announced a service integration with Tesla at the world-renowned event.

The integration, unveiled at CES 2024, will connect SmartThings Energy with Tesla products, including solutions such as the Powerwall home battery, Solar Inventor, Wall Connector, charging solutions and electric vehicles. The collaboration with Tesla's open-source application programming interfaces (APIs) will further expand SmartThings Energy's extensive connectivity options and contribute to Samsung's goal of providing consumers with more convenient and seamless home experiences.

MONITORING ENERGY STATUS IN HOMES

Chanwoo Park, Vice President of Device Platform Center and Head of IoT Development Team at Samsung Electronics, said: "Tesla Energy's customers will now be able to manage and monitor their home energy status through SmartThings Energy and Samsung devices in addition to the Tesla app, providing even more access and connectivity. For Samsung Electronics, this is an important milestone in further expanding our solutions beyond home appliances."

The most significant benefit to users of the Samsung-Tesla partnership is that SmartThings Energy will connect to Tesla Powerwall, Solar Inverter, Wall Connector charging and electric vehicles, and SmartThings Energy will allow users to view information about energy generation, storage and utilization.

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Users will also be better prepared for power outages thanks to the synchronization of SmartThings Energy with the Powerwall 'Storm Watch' function in the Tesla app. This means that in extreme weather conditions such as high winds or heavy snowfall, users can receive warning messages from their Samsung TVs and mobile phones connected via SmartThings in addition to the Tesla app. In addition, AI Energy Mode can be activated before and during power outages to extend the life of the backup energy stored and remaining in the Tesla Powerwall.

NET ZERO HOME PROJECT

Samsung's use of the Tesla API is part of the company's ongoing efforts to make significant progress on its Net Zero Home project and improve the multi-device experience for SmartThings users.

Tesla spokesperson Drew Baglino said: "At Tesla, we are excited to add capabilities to our products to interact with other smart devices and software in our customers' homes. "We recently released FleetAPI, enabling developers to interact with Powerwall, Solar and Wall Connector, in addition to our vehicles. We are pleased that Samsung wanted to be an 'early developer' company given its leading position in smart home technology for consumers. With this collaboration, customers will be able to view the status of their network connection across multiple devices and intelligently control their home energy status to extend their Powerwall energy when out of network range."

The SmartThings Energy platform, which connects with Tesla Powerwall, was first unveiled at the Samsung booth at CES 2024. The service is currently under development and is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2024. Therefore, the features described above may vary in actual use.