What’s the one thing cooler than using an Apple Watch app to summon your Tesla from the garage to your front door? Asking Siri to do it for you. That’s what developer Sam Gabbay has achieved, using Apple’s HomeKit.

It’s not exactly plug-and-play. You’ll need Xcode, and have to install four other apps to do the necessary configuring, but Gabbay provides instructions on GitHub and a 7-minute video tutorial on YouTube.

Gabbay also has his own iPhone and Apple Watch app on iTunes.

Siri is set to face some tough competition from some of its original developers, who left Apple after disagreements about the future of the platform. They will be showing off ‘Viv’ later today. Tesla itself may one day face competition from an Apple Car, as some of its senior hires have joined Apple’s car project.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Ben Lovejoy's favorite gear