An enterprising Tesla owner and developer dived into Google Home’s sensible house API to construct an app that enables for voice control of a Model S and Model X.
Matt Dyson took his want for a voice-controlled Smart Home to the subsequent degree with the addition of ‘Tesla Voice‘. His integration of the unofficial Tesla API with Google Home hints at a future the place we are able to actually command our car or summon a car from a journey sharing community from from the consolation of our sofa.
The key to linking the 2 seemingly disparate items of know-how is the “Assistant Action” operate of Google Home that enables house owners to create customized purposes that may be directed to a selected motion or chain of actions – like asking the Model S within the storage how a lot vary it has – with API.ai. After constructing a profitable proof of idea, Matt revealed his supply code to GitHub for anybody that could be in making use of Google Home integration into their Tesla.
Today, the undertaking contains lots of the skills discovered within the Tesla app like:
- Charge degree
- Charge port standing
- Charge restrict
- Door standing (locked/unlocked)
- Lights (flash)
- Horn (honk)
While Matt’s undertaking is a brand new tackle integrating sensible gadgets with their Tesla, it isn’t the primary. Jason Goecke tapped into well-liked Amazon Echo when he bridged Alexa voice control with his Tesla Model S. Connected automotive startup EVE lately confirmed us how we are able to seamlessly control a home’s lighting system and different Wi-Fi enabled gadgets instantly from a Tesla car’s middle touchscreen.
With the rise in ‘linked automotive’ apps being made obtainable, it’s not tough to think about a future the place one can merely say from the kitchen, “Drive me to the mall” and a automotive will pull out from a storage, look forward to the owner, after which drive them to the mall. These early interpretations of voice integration with Tesla automobiles communicate to a requirement from prosumers for deeper connections with their sensible house gadgets, and symbolize the subsequent convergence of technology with future mobility.
Check out the video under displaying a walkthrough of Matt’s TeslaVoice in motion.
What distinctive options would you need to have in case you may command your Model S, X or Model X by way of a sequence of phrases?
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