Man Hacks Siri to Start His Car

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Is there anything Siri can’t do (besides recognize Scottish accents)? Providing further proof that one day we’ll rely on our smartphones for just about everything, developer Brandon Fiquett hacked Siri to work with the Viper SmartStart system in his Acura TL, meaning he can start and stop his engine via voice command, as well as pop the trunk and activate his alarm.

Fiquett used a proxy server to communicate with Viper SmartStart through Siri, initially starting with voice commands like “Vehicle start” before moving on to the more conversational “Start my car.” While impressive, we’re still waiting for the day Siri serves as a chauffeur, bringing the car around front after hearing, “Siri, be a dear and fetch the car, won’t you?”

[via The Verge, fiquett.com]

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