Automated garage door openers have been around for decades, but the Ernest app removes the need for a remote control or any other excess hardware in the car, turning virtually any garage into a smart, connected device. The system syncs up with users' smartphones, meaning that as long as one has their phone on them, their garage will respond automatically.
The Ernest app system comes with hardware devices that attach to one's garage or gate. These devices get synced with the Ernest app on the driver's smartphone, and they will sense when the phone (and thus the car) is within 50 meters of the garage, automatically opening it on approach. The garage system can be synced with several different phones, so families can take advantage of the system as effectively as individuals.