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Siri Can Start Car Engine

Since the launch of new iPhone 4S, the one of the most significant feature that everyone talks of is Siri. It appears that the virtual personal assistant has become a vital part of Apple’s plan to be successful against Google in the mobile search space. The most remarkable thing about this feature is that you can configure it unlock your car, open the trunk or even start your car engine.

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However, it won’t be a straightforward task to configure it. Some serious hacking is required to set-up it. One thing is sure that there are limitless possibilities available to integrate Siri with third party apps and services.

Siri has already surprised us earlier this week when we learnt that it can be used to control thermostat. But what we have brought for you now is something really impressive. The video embedded at the end will show you how Siri is configured to start the engine of Acura TL.


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This configure seems quite absurd to the point that you can start the car yourself faster. The commands used have been simplified to an extent that they appear to be conversations.

The developer on his blog gives an account for how it is made possible:

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”.

The recent achievement is certainly topping everything that we have already experienced with Apple’s new Siri feature. There is still plenty to explore about this remarkable feature.

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