Car Talk

The Amazon Echo arrived in the UK a couple of days ago, and by combining some of my earlier work with John Wheeler’s excellent Flask-Ask framework I was able to make it talk to my electric car.

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Any intention to publish or share the Skill?
Not a dev but recently got the BMW (unofficial) API working here in Canada and having an online portal and Echo integration would be amazing (as it’s unsupported officially).


    Hi Jeremy – You’re welcome to the code, but it also depends on my own little webservice, which is rather specific to my car so you’d need to set up and deploy your own copy of that as well. Drop me a line on if you’d like to find out more and we can chat about what would be involved.


[…] figures need some interpretation, but any street cred I might once have had as an EV pioneer who had to write his own software to interface to his car is clearly long gone. Everybody’s getting […]

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