Samsung Electronics announces that it will establish smart homes in pilot smart city
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will establish smart homes in a new smart city in Korea, the first city of its kind in the country. K-water is building the city, named Eco Delta Smart City, to be an integrated network of devices for a more convenient lifestyle. The city will comprise 30,000 houses, covering ~4.6 square miles (~11.8 square kilometres), and will be located in Gangseo-gu, Busan.
Smart Village will be the first demonstration complex built-in Eco Delta City, where Samsung will supply 56 homes with smart home appliances. You will be able to live in and experience a smart home in Smart Village, sampling the innovative technologies available in the city.
Samsung will provide numerous smart devices to the Village, including refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, air dressers, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, QLED TVs, air monitors and Galaxy tablets. These gadgets will come with Samsung's SmartThings app, which you can use to control multiple appliances, such as turning on or off lighting and heating with your mobile.
On top of this, Samsung will supply services aiming to boost the quality of life for residents, such as air monitors, purifiers and ventilation devices, which will work together to provide cleaner air. The refrigerator will also suggest recipes for you based on the crops grown at local smart farms.
Samsung's SmartThings concept has previously been adopted in an apartment in Seocho, Seoul, with the company already providing smart home solutions to around 50,000 households. The new Smart Village demonstration zone will be built by 2023.