Robert Archer · January 6, 2016
The Control4 proof-of-concept smart home app for the connected car demonstrates one-touch smart home integration using an Android phone and a Toyota vehicle head display unit. The Control4 App syncs with the vehicle's head display unit to enable Control4 users to access and control their smart home devices, such as thermostats, lights, locks and garage doors, right from the driver's seat.
The app can initiate automation scenes in the home right from the dashboard. In this demonstration when someone touches "away" the garage door will close, the lights will turn off, the security system will arm, the doors will lock and the home's temperature will set to energy-saving mode. When users touch "Arrive" before they turn into the driveway the home will automatically turn on the lights, queue up the music and adjust the heat in the home.
Paul Elsila, CEO of Livio, adds the Control4 remote automation demonstration highlights the capabilities of SmartDeviceLink.
"We are committed to showing the potential of what is possible with SDL technology here at CES," emphasizes Elsila. "Working alongside Control4 to architect a concept for integrating the smart home into future vehicles aligns precisely with how both companies want to provide the most choice for consumers in regards to their future mobile connectivity whether they are at home or in their car."