Voice Control A Tesla Via Google Home – Video
How about using Google Home to create Tesla Voice?
A Tesla Model S owner with some drive and ingenuity created a Tesla API that interacts with his Google Home, as part of his smart home setup, to allow for a voice-controlled Tesla.
Matt Dyson is a lifelong Boy Scout currently working as a student Air Traffic Controller at NATS. However, he became interested in web design at a young age, and has taken classes in software engineering.
Dyson says he’s continually adding devices to his smart home, including his Tesla. Once he added a Google Home, he had to connect the two. He writes:
“Who wouldn’t want to be able to talk to their car?! Sadly nothing was immediately available (although I hope an official offering will come in future), so TeslaVoice was born!”
According to Dyson (and you can see for yourself in the video) , you can “query a number of parameters through the Tesla API including”:
Charge port status
Door status (locked/unlocked)
Those in italics can be modified by voice as well!
Google Home handles the voice recognition that is then sent to API.AI for interpreting. He made a GitHub project page explaining how to setup something like this yourself. Others have done similar projects with an Amazon Echo, and there are likely more out there.
We can only assume that this type of setup will be “normal” in the future. Dyson is just ahead of the curve, and didn’t want to wait for something to surface.