Sam Gabbay, an iOS developer, has programmed Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant found on iOS devices, to follow a command which summons his Tesla to his front door from his garage. Pretty cool, right?
Of course, this process took a little while to do. First of all, he had to code and publish his own app to send the necessary signals to his Tesla while also having to install three other applications on his iOS device in order to execute the command properly. By using Apple’s HomeKit, however, he ultimately was able to get Siri to control his Tesla for him, and thanks to a new GitHub tutorial and 7-minute YouTube video, you can do the same.
Here’s the full video and written tutorials for your convenience:
Now that NODE & NPM is installed on your Mac, you now have to enter your Tesla Username/Password into theconfig.json file in the main directory of the GitHub folder downloaded. You will need to replace every USER_NAME &PASSWORD with your Tesla Username & Password.
It’s absolutely nuts what digital assistants can do nowadays. Siri is starting up Teslas, Google Now will be controlling your self-driving car soon, and Cortana can make any work day much simpler than it could be. By heading in this direction and the rate technology is advancing every day, the future look like nothing less than awesome.