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Developer hacks Siri to start car engine

By Leeky
Nov 29, 2011
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  1. Apple's iPhone 4S launch in October saw the beta release of the company's new voice assistant, Siri. Since then developers have been working away releasing all kinds of weird and…

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    I'm not that impressed, really. I saw an article on Engadget the other day where some developer students were giving commands to Siri with their thoughts. After <i>that</i>, this is a piece of cake.
     
  3. And in next weeks news...'Brandon Fiquett's car has been reported stolen'

    :)
     
  4. Hasbean

    Hasbean TS Rookie Posts: 55   +9

    What a fantastical thing! Technology is certainly wonderous.

    Instead of going to all the effort of pressing a button on the car key fob, you can command the car from your phone simply by unlocking the phone with your 4 digit pin code, navigating to the siri app and wait for the app to translate your voice command, hopefully the first or second time after encountering the wind noise and rain.
    Surely can't take more than thirty seconds to complete the task. Where would we be without these major advances.
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,921   +565

    It is very useful in winter, to start-up the engine and have it and the saloon warm up by the time you get inside.
     
  6. Marv

    Marv TS Rookie

    Hehe, my sentiments exactly. Heaven help you if you have a non-US accent too.
     
  7. Now.. Now... You can tell me most of you haven't done something just for the sake of going it. Even if it doesn't make a lot of sense. :)
     
  8. Hasbean

    Hasbean TS Rookie Posts: 55   +9

    True...I once asked a RadioShack "technology consultant" to explain how wireless printing works from my computer to the printer even though they were bought from different places. :) Didn't make a lot of sense but filled in half an hour while the wife was buying more shoes.
     


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