Posted on 03/19/2018 via BSH Home Appliances Group

EVEConnect – controlling home appliances from the car

EVEConnect is a new service partner for BSH’s digital ecosystem Home Connect, which connects the car with the connected home.

The EVEConnect interface service located on the dashboard of the car currently allows Tesla drivers to control their home appliances while on the go. It is also planned to roll out this service for other car brands in the near future.

You take a shower, have breakfast, dress the children, and finally get in the car to drive to work. Suddenly, your mind wanders back home: Did I really switch off the oven? Is the timer for the washing machine set properly? For Tesla drivers, a glance at their dashboard is all it takes to reassure them. That’s because they can now control their home appliances via EVEConnect accessing Home Connect from the monitor built into the car. EVEConnect was designed so that it can be used effectively and safely. The controls are optimally positioned to avoid distracting the driver. Large scripts allow information to be perceived quickly and large buttons help the driver to perform tasks quickly and intuitively. The appliance information is clearly presented and allows the driver to conveniently access all Home Connect functions from the driver’s seat and thus turn off all home appliances when leaving home.

Anyone who wants to regularly take some of the stress out of leaving their house every morning can use the clever “Leaving Home” function. Thanks to so-called geofencing technology, EVEConnect recognizes when the driver leaves their driveway and automatically executes pre-defined actions via Home Connect. For example, users can specify that the coffee machine is switched off or switched to energy-saving mode – adapted to suit the individual needs or morning routines of the consumers. The journey to work is now much more relaxed.

Note: EVEConnect’s terms of use expressly indicate that consumers are responsible for complying with the applicable laws and local road traffic regulations. The driver should not operate the service while driving and must comply with local traffic regulations.