Other Voice Commands You'd Like to See

Other Voice Commands You'd Like to See

Currently, the voice commands allow you to dial someone's number, navigate to a location, or play some particular music. What other voice commands would you like to see? Here are a few I would like to see:

+ "Heat to ___ degrees" or "cool to ___ degrees"
+ "Browse to ______" (to voice activate the browser)
+ "Tune to _____" (to tune to a particular radio station}
+ "Unlock"

brijam | February 19, 2013

Replicate all the functions on the wheel buttons:
Brightness to X%
Sunroof to X%
Media Select ____

Driver profile to _____
Suspension to ______
Driving mode to _____
Un/Lock doors

lolachampcar | February 20, 2013

Seri !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not a Tesla ding but she does a much better job of getting me what I want.

mklcolvin | February 20, 2013

Is there a list of what commands are available? MyFordSync will (interminably) speak all commands available if you say 'help'. Maybe somewhere between the two?

DigitalSavant | February 21, 2013


eelton | February 21, 2013

I'd like the ability to dial a phone number that's not in my contact list.

ColonyGolfer | February 21, 2013

Honk is a good one because it is impossible to give a friendly "toot" with the current horn "button" I have to lean on it to sound the horn and it emits a rude "blast" rather than a short beep. Future production needs less tension in the spring assembly for horn activation.

bp | February 21, 2013

"Open the pod bay doors Hal"

Seriously - would be nice to have "Open frunk" or "Open hatch" (only active while in park).

Also - "Open sunroof", "Close sunroof", "Vent sunroof".

Brian H | February 21, 2013

"Eject front passenger" "Eject rear passengers" ;p

"Defrost rear window" "Defrost driver side window" Etc.

DigitalSavant | February 21, 2013

actually, a "lift" command for the active suspension would be nice, instead of futzing with the screen in front of high speed bumps and high cement parking blocks.

DigitalSavant | February 21, 2013

I would also like to be able to custom program a single and double hand clap to some functions. I miss my Clapper.

Brian H | February 22, 2013

While driving? What is the sound of one hand clapping?

DigitalSavant | February 22, 2013

lol! not sure about one hand, but 2 hands = "crunch!"

chrisazim | February 27, 2013

This is one surprise for me -- that the car did not have better voice commands. In a car so sophisticated in so many ways to have such rudimentary voice commands seems like a real wasted opportunity to impress. I hope an update comes soon. I very much like the idea above that all controls should also have a voice command. Also how about "Google search for..." or "Internet search for..." ?

Brian H | February 28, 2013

Software updates. It will learn gooder English soon. Ish.

DouglasR | February 28, 2013


You can find a list of existing commands in the Release Notes: tap the "T," then go to Release Notes for firmware version 4.2. This is from memory, so you may have to look around.

Dr. Bob Reinke | February 28, 2013

How About: "Call Tesla service and tell them why you have shut down in the middle of rush-hour traffic with 210 miles left on the range indicator, and ask them to please turn on the 4-ways!"

arthur.van.hoff | April 4, 2013

open sun roof
close sun roof

DouglasR | April 4, 2013

Reboot touch screen
Reboot instrument display

therealmach3 | June 14, 2013

I would just like to be able to play playlists and stations from Slacker. Well, that and I would like it to actually be able to understand me in general. ;-)

PaceyWhitter | June 14, 2013


Reilly McHugh | June 14, 2013

Has anything changed with voice commands since this thread began? Just got my June 28th delivery date!!!!!! So excited

therealmach3 | June 14, 2013

I have not seen any voice command improvements in the release notes since 4.0. I'm sure it's on the schedule for future releases.

Voice commands will be lowest on your list of focus points when you get the car ... you'll be way to busy just driving the car, sitting in the car, washing the car, petting the car, smelling the car and likely hugging the car on occasion.

machmike | June 14, 2013

"Record BMW/Audit/Mercedes owner crying in rear view Camera".
"post on YouTube"

Reilly McHugh | June 14, 2013

@therealmach3 hahaha true

Vawlkus | June 20, 2013

"Ham sandwich"
It's worth a try }B)

Brian H | June 20, 2013

"Cold bouillabaisse"

Billiam | March 11, 2014

"Radio AM"

with variable...

"Radio FM KLOS"
"Radio FM 950"

Radio off

Call bob (pause) cell
Call bob (pause) home

Call number 310 555 1212

thranx | March 12, 2014


Just...pause. For use across the board...with music, with phone calls, etc.

mikeadams | March 12, 2014

Show|Display Nav|Camera|Energy|Music|Web Top|Bottom|Full

'|' equals 'or'

Haggy | July 26, 2014

I've been searching for every thread I could find on the topic to see if the voice commands are truly as limited as the manual says, and based on this thread it seems surprisingly true. If that's the case, the top of my list is simple.


If I have to pull over to the side of the road because I can't say "call 555-1212" and hands free calling is a requirement in my state, that's more than an oversight. I don't know of ANY other car with Bluetooth support and voice commands that can't call a phone number.

johncrab | July 26, 2014

"Vaporize BMW Nitwit"
"Shields Up"
"Fire CIWS" (any Navy folks here?)
"Lay Mines"

Seriously, for the amusement of passengers, I'd love to have the system respond with a positive confirmation for all of the above.

PBEndo | July 26, 2014


sbeggs | July 26, 2014

@PBEndo, add my vote for "engage".

On our last ICE cars, it would be "gentlemen, start your engines".

No longer relevant!

nick-r | July 26, 2014

+1 on "Engage" and "Shields Up"

How about the command "When will firmware version 6.0 be released?" The computer would probably just respond with "Two weeks."

J.T. | July 26, 2014

@nick-r No, it would respond, "Soon!"

Thomas N. | July 26, 2014

"Mute Passenger Seat"

I'd pay good money for that feature.

NKYTA | July 27, 2014

@Thomas, the problem is that she would pay more to "block" that feature.

PBEndo | July 27, 2014

as long as the money goes to charity, it's a win-win! | July 27, 2014

I wonder if the purpose of naming the car is to execute car function commands...

command: "*name* raise the suspension"

NKYTA | July 27, 2014

Hmm...if that is the case, I might have painted myself into a corner.

"N. K. Y. T. A drive to Truckee" just ain't going to cut it. :-)

tpcello7 | July 27, 2014

Dial "name" "mobile/home/office". Right now, if "name" has more than one number, you have to use the touchscreen to select which number you want.

NKYTA | July 27, 2014

Nikita, please plan my route from A to B based on elevation and head-wind speed, and also based on how I normally drive, taking into consideration traffic and info from other MS owners on the route.

What's the humidity factor?

Oh, and make sure we factor in whatever buffer there is ... or make that an option.

Rocky_H | July 28, 2014

The one my wife brought up seems particularly obvious:
"Homelink, garage." | July 28, 2014

I'd like to be able to do a google search on the web browser:

"Google " or something

aaronw2 | July 28, 2014

With the active suspension it would be nice to say "Raise car", "raise car high" or "lower car". I often raise my car up when parking to prevent scraping the nose of my car.

justinmk3 | July 29, 2014

"sudo make me a sandwich"

J.T. | July 29, 2014


If they make that happen I hope the voice command is "Open pod bay doors, Hal."

NKYTA | July 29, 2014

@justinmk3, why do you have to be root to make a ham-n-cheese?

Rocky_H | July 29, 2014

@justinmk3, thank you. The sudo sandwich joke is my second favorite xkcd comic, and actually the first one I ever saw, which got me into it. My favorite is:

"Are you coming to bed?"
"I can't. This is important."
"Someone is WRONG on the internet."

NKYTA | July 29, 2014

+1 @Rocky_H, hilarious one!