Siri Proxy Makes Starting Your Car With Your Voice a Reality

By , Nov 25, 2011

A few days ago we told you about one clever fellow who had found a way to create a ‘Siri proxy,’ allowing him to intercept Siri commands. This, in theory, makes Siri compatible with just about anything with an API, and the original proof of concept demonstrated Siri controlling a thermostat.

Now it seems that proof of concept has become something of an arms race, with likeminded individuals now making Siri connect with all manner of things, the latest being an automobile.

Using a Viper car system, an individual was able to instruct Siri to lock and unlock the car’s doors, as well as start and stop the engine. Super cool, indeed…

While the demo itself is something that will no doubt raise a smile, it is the other possibilities that the Siri proxy creates that really interest us.

With Siri now beginning to interact with real-world objects like cars, we can only imagine what it will be capable of if Apple open it up to developers.

Imagine a whole range of accessories that take advantage of Siri voice commands. Perhaps more pertinently, imagine a television with Siri support. With Steve Jobs reportedly working on the problem of the television being overly complicated, could Siri be linked into a television in the future? It is almost a given that Siri will come to the Mac at some point, but imagine being able to tell your oven what temperature to set.

It may be a cliche, but the possibilities are indeed endless.

Let’s hope Apple’s imagination is as good as ours, and that Siri does eventually become capable of doing more than setting reminders and alarms.

We could do without it becoming self-aware, though.

[9to5Mac]

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  • http://www.cbtisrael.co.il Dr. Ohad Hershkovitz

    “manor”? thought we were talking about cars, not houses… :)

    • http://www.the-iblog.com/ Oliver Haslam

      That’s what happens when you write while ill ;)

  • http://www.the-iblog.com/ Oliver Haslam

    So excited for what SiriProxy can do.

  • Anonymous

    what if somebody used this for bad, by starting/turn off someone else’s car remotely.

  • http://twitter.com/mizter_popo Rizky Ardi Nugroho

    Siri its only begining..There’s a lot of posibilities that future can do with siri. Maybe Iron Man’s Jarvis is one of examples.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmy-Su/100001370945356 Jimmy Su

    siri can do anything..wow

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    Can not see apple opening up Siri at all…it’s there toy.. Apple don’t allow you to bluethooth to none apple devices…it’s going to be the same with Siri , closed doors

  • http://www.the-iblog.com/ Oliver Haslam

    I still think, in its standard form, Siri is crippled. Things like this show what it could do, though.

  • http://twitter.com/ic0dex ic0edx

    I wish some can make a step by step on how to set up a Siri Proxy. I really wanna play with this it looks so much fun.

  • Gdghgfgjy Ggjffv

    The bad part is that you will not be able to use it when out of WiFi range. So unless you have a tethering plan and a server you can take with you wherever you go, this is kind of useless out of home.

  • Gdghgfgjy Ggjffv

    Siri, congratulations, you are finally growing up. Want to have a party?

    The bad part is that you will not be able to use it when out of WiFi range. So unless you have a tethering plan and a server you can take with you wherever you go, this is kind of useless out of home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/congkai88 Lin Congkai Max

    so where can i get this to work?