Only 5 weeks or so may have passed since the launch of iPhone 4S and interesting Siri hacks have started to pour in. A few days ago we shared with you a method to create your own Siri Proxy server using Ruby, and also shared how the creator himself, Plamoni, managed to control a thermostat through this proxy server. Today, we take a leap ahead, based on the same Siri proxy server created by Plamoni, to make Siri communicate with a Viper carremote, consequently letting the hacker turn his car on and off using Siri commands on his iPhone 4S!
Sounds incredible, isn't it? Have a look at the video after the break!
The hacker, who goes by the name Brandon, has given away the details as well, on how he went on achieving this Viper car remote hack:
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.
This video is a proof of the fact that Plamoni's Siri proxy can do wonders in terms of using Siri to endless possibilities - one such being this Viper Control plugin itself, being used to start and stop a Viper SmartStart enabled car.
To go more specific on the working, the voice command is sent via Siri to a Viper server. It is from there that the command is relayed through a cellular connection to the vehicle. As a consequence, the vehicle then broadcasts an update to the key-chain remote through RF.
Just when we're talking about Siri hacks, we'd like to go by another one, which could well be a hoax but deserves a look. Two souls, Josh Evans and Ollie Hay seem to be that geek to pull off such an amazer, claim to have invented a gizmo that makes use of EEG pads to detect brain waves, ultimately allowing Siri to be controlled through mind control, instead of voice.
As more Siri hacks and workarounds unfold, we'll keep you posted.
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