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

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?

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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18 Comments

1. goflet

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

enough with that "siri can" thing..

4. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

Inversions can not be stopped

2. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

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

3. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

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

14. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 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.

5. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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...

6. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

8. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

9. Mercenary

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

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

11. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

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

18. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 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.

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

16. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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!

7. Drafty

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

15. deathdvc

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

Will John Connor save us ? LOL

10. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

17. RandomRobbieGuy

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 05, 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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