Renault and Otodo group develop new solution for home and car communications

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Thanks to the new communication technology from the Renault Group, users can control objects connected to the Internet in their home directly from the car dashboard, as well as transmit instructions from home using a smartphone or an Internet-connected speaker to a Renault-connected Internet car, for example, to make a route travel or share it.

INTUITIVITY, AUTOMATION AND SAFETY

With this safe solution, drivers can simultaneously control from the car various objects in their home connected to the Internet, which will automate numerous everyday tasks. A convenient application for smartphones is used to configure the system.

The user selects objects connected to the Internet that he wants to add to existing scripts, and instructions related to each object.

  • The Leaving Home scenario puts the house in a “sleep” state (for example, switches the thermostat to power saving mode, closes the blinds and turns off the light)
  • The Arriving Home script “wakes up” the house.

After that, the user decides whether the system should offer script activation based on the distance between the car and the house.

This communication system is a complete solution. It is enough to confirm only one request on the touch screen of your car to activate a script that will automatically and simultaneously send all instructions to objects connected to the Internet in the house.

Jean-François Labal, Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Connected Cars & Services, Renault Group: “Cars must integrate into our digital lives. Using this service, we offer our customers the latest experience in use and a completely safe system for connecting to the car located in the house objects connected to the Internet. The setup interface is very simple and has two advantages: it’s automatic, so it makes life easier and saves energy by turning the lights and heating on and off, depending on the need.

INTEGRATED PLATFORM, WHICH WILL EXTEND THE SCOPE OF THE SERVICE

Renault selected Otodo, a young company, to create a secure technology for communication between the car and Internet-connected objects in the house, with authentication based on access restrictions. Since 2016, Otodo has been developing a technology platform for remote control of home devices and Internet-connected objects in different countries. Thanks to the new application, Otodo technology will be able to process instructions sent directly from the car.

Eric Denoyer, CEO of Otodo: “Thanks to our platform, the Renault Group has created a simple and universal communication technology between smart cars and smart homes, which supports various brands and technologies. Soon, anyone will be able to use this platform to organize everyday life from their car. ”

The service developed by Renault and Otodo Group will become available in 2020, and a preliminary demonstration took place at CES in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10, 2020 at the Otodo booth.