Samsung intros SmartThings for BMW, Car Mode & Gear S2 4 VW

IOTIFASamsungAt IFA, Samsung announced all kinds of Internet of Things inniatives including SmartThings for homes that sends notifications to BMW, Samsung Car Mode and integration Volkswagen Car-Net for the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch.

The new Samsung SmartThings enables video monitoring, and Smart Home Monitor which provides access and control against intrusion, smoke and fire, leaks and floods, by delivering real-time notifications and video clips from multiple cameras via the SmartThings app.

Samsung SmartThings will be integrated with BMW cars by displaying notifications from the SmartThings Hub directly on the dashboard. The SmartThings app also makes it possible to check the technical status of a BMW, or lock and unlock it remotely.

Samsung announced its partnership with Volkswagen, for smartphone connections via Car Mode for Galaxy, an app powered by MirrorLink. Car Mode for Galaxy, is controlled by both touch and voice powered by S-Voice, enables phone calls, music playing, or directions. Car Mode reads incoming text messages out loud. Users can also use the features of the Car Mode for Galaxy mobile app in cars without mirroring on the head unit.

The Volkswagen Car-Net e-Remote app connects the new Samsung Gear S2 with a range of Volkswagen vehicles. Features of the app include car locating, turning on the air conditioning or managing the battery levels of electric Volkswagen.

Zubie powers contextual analytics

OBD-II port device and software service, Zubie announced a suite of contextual analytics features that deliver deeper insights around driver behavior and profiles. The new