• Home
  • traffic
  • Smart home: car as a communication interface

Smart home: car as a communication interface

Smart Home
Subscriptions & booklets

W em it has not already happened like this before: After you hastily Having left the house and finally sitting in the car to go to the office, to an appointment or to a family reunion, the uncertainty gnaws: “Have I closed the kitchen window now?” Or “Is the stove really off?” Time pressure or not, who has not already turned around in such situations and went back home to have a look?

In an increasingly networked world, such actions will probably soon be the analogue V belong to the past. Because the networked house, like the car, will become part of the Internet of Things. And these things can communicate well with each other. The digital cockpit in the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo study gives a first foretaste.

The digital fingerprint

In future, you will leave your digital fingerprint on your smartphone. The computer brain in the car then knows who is behind the wheel and who is in the front passenger seat. With secure identification as a basic requirement, the status of various parameters of your own house can then be called up and set remotely via the menu in the cockpit.

For example, the temperature for each room can be set from the car. In winter, the heating can ensure comfortable temperatures without using more energy than necessary for the deserted house during the day. In return, the air conditioning system cools the rooms on a time-controlled basis on hot summer days.

Intelligent charging

A fully networked house is also extremely practical for everyday use of a plug-in hybrid or an electric car. The wallbox in the garage starts the charging process of the vehicle batteries in such a way that enough energy is available at the required time. The online calendar on the smartphone and the navigation system connected via the Porsche Connect app know exactly when to leave the house to be on time for the appointment. On the way back home, the navigation system forwards information about the distance traveled and the energy consumed by the batteries to the computer brain in the house.

With a renewed comparison of calendar entries, including those of the driver's family members, can the system decides whether power needs to be recharged during a stopover or whether the remaining battery charge is still sufficient. In front of the domesticOnce in the garage, you no longer have to maneuver into the often narrow driveway and then squeeze through a narrow crack between the wall and the car. As a logical further development of the well-known parking steering assistant, the car parks autonomously by the driver using a command in the smartphone app or a connected smartwatch.

Charging timer in the app

The Porsche Connect The app comes into play again here. The program's charging timer determines the speed and amount of electricity for the charging process. If there are further appointments, energy is sucked in using the quick charge function. If the car stays in the garage for the rest of the day or even overnight, the charging speed can be slowed down to save the battery - or you can opt for cheap night-time electricity.

Charging could soon become even more practical: Because that Has parked the car exactly, the charging process can be started automatically. For this purpose, a sensor-controlled robot arm should open the flap on the vehicle and move the power cable into the correct position. The driver can of course find out in real time whether the connection is established and electrons are flowing via his Porsche Connect app.


Leave a reply

Name *