What Will Siri Do Next?
Apple’s Siri has been hacked to be able to start your car
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: December 1st, 2011
With Apple’s newest incarnation of the iPhone came Siri, an electronic personal assistant who has gone up against a real, human-being personal assistant and won; the longer she’s on the market, the more she’s capable of doing.
Last week, a developer hacked Siri in order to operate his internet connected thermostat, and now, a different developer, Brandon Fiquett, has figured out how to have Siri start his car via proxy server.
In addition to creating scripts to command his car to start (“Vehicle Start”), Fiquett has taught Siri/his car the commands “Vehicle Arm,” “Vehicle Disarm,” “Vehicle Stop,” “Vehicle Pop Trunk,” and “Vehicle Panic.” Since initially testing the commands, he found that he can use more conversational commands like “Start my car.”
When Fiquett asks Siri to start his car, the iPhone sends a message to a proxy server hosted on his website, and the server sends a message to his Acura, which is fitted with a cellar-phone-connected Viper Smart Start system. If you’re skeptical of this hack’s validity, Fiquett’s since uploaded video proof of the hack to his website.
At this rate, Siri will not only be starting your car for you, but driving it—just make sure you’re in an area where the network is strong, otherwise you might end up in a ditch.