You Can Now Make Apple Siri Talk to Your Car [Videos]

November 26, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It was all Siri for everything; from knowing the weather to setting your alarms and appointments. But now you can go a step ahead and talk to your car.

We love having someone do our stuff for us and that’s another reason to love Siri and your car even more.

Apple is usually very careful with their applications and leaves them in a tightly closed box allowing no one to tinker with it.

But some creative developers have managed to crack their way in and have their way around Siri’s workings. The developer @plamoni has managed to set up a proxy server for Siri.

The tinkering has tricked Siri into talking to it thinking that the server is Apple’s. The result is that you can now set the temperature on a wireless thermostat with Siri, and more interestingly, you can talk to your car.

Talking means you can start the engine, lock your car and open the trunk just by asking it to.  See what developer  Brandon Fiquett posted on his blog:

“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”..

Looks like Siri has many secrets hidden inside. Wonder whether Apple will give developers a hand in Siri to unlock it’s hidden possibilities.

Here are a few videos that might interest you.

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