Siri hacked to remotely start, stop a car
Siri can help you do a number of things on the iPhone 4S, but did you know that it can remotely control your car as well? Well, it’ll take some work and programming skills, but developerÂ Brandon FiquettÂ has found a way for Siri to communicate with his Acura. The hack requires coding in Ruby and PHP and theÂ Viper SmartStart system. As Fiquett explains it:
I created a new ruby plugin that is used byÂ plamoni’s “Siri Proxy”, a proxy server for Apple’s Siri assistant. This proxy server allows for the creation of custom plugins that can intercept recognized speech and perform virtually any function imaginable (programmable, scriptable).
The “Siri Proxy” plugin I wrote handles interaction with aÂ php scriptÂ that runs on my web server. TheÂ 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”.
Don’t have the programming savy to deal with proxy servers and whatnot? You can always just have the SmartStart gizmo installed in your ride and make use of the freeÂ Viper SmartStartÂ app. Needless to say, it won’t be nearly as cool as having Siri do all the work for you.
[Fiquett via Gizmodo]