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 | 19 février 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 | 20 février 2013

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

mklcolvin | 20 février 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 | 21 février 2013


eelton | 21 février 2013

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

ColonyGolfer | 21 février 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 | 21 février 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 | 21 février 2013

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

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

DigitalSavant | 21 février 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 | 21 février 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 | 22 février 2013

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

DigitalSavant | 22 février 2013

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

chrisazim | 27 février 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 | 28 février 2013

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

DouglasR | 28 février 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 | 28 février 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 | 4 avril 2013

open sun roof
close sun roof

DouglasR | 4 avril 2013

Reboot touch screen
Reboot instrument display

therealmach3 | 14 juin 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 | 14 juin 2013


Reilly McHugh | 14 juin 2013

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

therealmach3 | 14 juin 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 | 14 juin 2013

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

Reilly McHugh | 14 juin 2013

@therealmach3 hahaha true

Vawlkus | 20 juin 2013

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

Brian H | 20 juin 2013

"Cold bouillabaisse"

Billiam | 11 mars 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 | 12 mars 2014


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

mikeadams | 12 mars 2014

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

'|' equals 'or'

Haggy | 26 juillet 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 | 26 juillet 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 | 26 juillet 2014


sbeggs | 26 juillet 2014

@PBEndo, add my vote for "engage".

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

No longer relevant!

nick-r | 26 juillet 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. | 26 juillet 2014

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

Thomas N. | 26 juillet 2014

"Mute Passenger Seat"

I'd pay good money for that feature.

NKYTA | 27 juillet 2014

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

PBEndo | 27 juillet 2014

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

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

command: "*name* raise the suspension"

NKYTA | 27 juillet 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 | 27 juillet 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 | 27 juillet 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 | 28 juillet 2014

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

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

"Google " or something

aaronw2 | 28 juillet 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 | 29 juillet 2014

"sudo make me a sandwich"

J.T. | 29 juillet 2014


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

NKYTA | 29 juillet 2014

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

Rocky_H | 29 juillet 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 | 29 juillet 2014

+1 @Rocky_H, hilarious one!