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 developer Brandon Fiquett has found a way for Siri to communicate with his Acura. The hack requires coding in Ruby and PHP and the Viper SmartStart system. As Fiquett explains it:
Have you ever been jealous of folks with expensive cars who can lock, unlock and even start their rides remotely using their keys? We can’t all afford to buy the latest BMWs and while remotely activating your vehicle is far from a necessity (unless maybe you’re a getaway driver), it’s certainly an impressive application of modern technology and a bit of a status symbol.
So whilst hugely expensive modern cars may be out of a lot of people’s price range, smartphones are a much more affordable piece of technology and are increasingly prevalent in many parts of the world. If you own an iPhone, you can now enjoy showing off to your friends by starting your car anywhere with the Viper SmartStart application (note: SmartStart must also be installed in your vehicle for this to work).