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Siri can now remotely control your car: start and lock it, pop your trunk

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Siri can now remotely control your car: start and lock it, pop your trunk
That humble virtual assistant Siri always willing to help might be useful for telling the weather, setting appointments, alarms and a couple of other things, but given the fact that we’re living in a connected world, we’d love to see it communicate with other devices. Now, Apple hasn’t exactly allowed developers to tinker around with Siri’s abilities, but crafty developers have largely figured out how Siri’s protocols work. The end-result of this was that developer @plamoni managed to set up a proxy server for Siri to talk to thinking it’s Apple’s servers. What does this allow to do?

Siri can now remotely control your car: start and lock it, pop your trunk
The developer showed how you can set the temperature on a wireless thermostat with Siri, and the most recent application this time imagined and realized by developer Brandon Fiquett is using Siri and the proxy to... speak to your car. You can actually start the engine, lock it and even pop your trunk all just by voice command. Futuristic, isn’t it?

“The “Siri Proxy” plugin I wrote handles interaction with a php script that runs on my web server. The php script, which I developed months ago for personal use, allows me to send commands to my car which has a Viper SmartStart module installed.
Current commands accepted are: “Vehicle Arm”, “Vehicle Disarm”, “Vehicle Start”, “Vehicle Stop”, “Vehicle Pop Trunk”, and “Vehicle Panic”,” Fiquett posted on his blog.

Now, there’s definitely heaps of functionality hidden in the depths of the humble virtual assistant so we really hope Apple opens it up to devs via some kind of a Siri SDK for third-party apps - the possibilities seem endless. 

source: fiquett via 9to5Mac



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posted on 24 Nov 2011, 10:10 1

1. goflet (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


enough with that "siri can" thing..

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:01 4

4. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Inversions can not be stopped

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 10:50 7

2. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


@goflet
Why??
If Siri was for ICS then you would say (Wow,, look at this..can the iPhone do that??)!!

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:00 7

3. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


No doubt, Siri is going to take Artificial Intelligence to next level.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 14:19

14. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Idd. Siri has also a little friend (mentor), Eliza (40-50 years old). Also a software designed for Artificiel Intelligence. But failed the test.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:03 2

5. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


This is pretty cool feature to have. Seems useless when the remote does the same thing, but imagine if your keys were locked in your car...

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:23 3

6. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Its not about a Car or Keys.
Its about What SIRI Can Do.
Its about How SIRI Can Be Used to control your Electronics Devices.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:25 1

8. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


There is already a Viper app that allows you to do all this. I think it'd be much easier to just use the app then have to tell Siri.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:34

9. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I think it's easier to press the home button and speak than to open an app!

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:53 1

11. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Except I'd rather subtly n silently do it then have to speak out loud.

posted on 25 Nov 2011, 21:52

18. choupino (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 May 2011)


N. Reynolds... They mentioned the other app in the article. The App is the Viper Remote Start application. You have to buy the app and also by equipment to connect to your car's ignition system.

This article is simply to show you the uses of SIRI. My neighbor has the app and has to access the app on his device to use the functions. However, according to this article the user would simply need to say 2 words.

In case you didn't get it, they are stating that soon you will be able to access certain functionality of third party applications by speaking to SIRI.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:18 1

13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Not useful because it's Apple. Can you come out the closet already and troll in the open?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 17:50 1

16. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


IPhone fans are so sensitive. I was paying the dumb phone a compliment, but as usual you guys are even taking my compliment as an insult. Grow a pair girls!

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:02 3

7. Drafty (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Apple = Skynet

Next is Siri having control over your bank account, then a decade later control over military.

Viruses can easily hack Siri, everyone should be warned!

I don\'t believe in giving a cell program that much power.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 16:53 1

15. deathdvc (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Aug 2011)


Will John Connor save us ? LOL

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:43 2

10. saiki4116 (Posts: 365; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


if siri is for ICS,google might have exposed the capabilities of wonderful technology to all(just imagine what the developers have done with that technology),not unlike Apple crippling the capabilty of SIRI..
the linguistic capabilities of google voice search are far more superior than SIRI,i dont think so it might not be difficult for Goole to extend the capability of voice search to match that of SIRI.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 13:17 1

12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The linguistic capabilities of android are FAR BELOW that of Siri.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 22:56 1

17. RandomRobbieGuy (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Nov 2011)


SIRI!!! GOD!!! As much as i love my iPhone 4...wanted iPhone 4s for christmas, its enough its phone. if you have no life get the iPhone 4s and no friends

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