The Top 10 Most Useful Tesla Voice Commands for All Teslas

By Kevin Armstrong
Top voice commands for your Tesla
Top voice commands for your Tesla
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Tesla has supported voice commands for a number of years now. With over 100 voice commands available, Tesla drivers can control various vehicle features without taking their hands off the steering wheel. Here's a list of the 10 most useful voice commands to make your Tesla experience more enjoyable and efficient.

1. Navigate to X

Simplify your navigation experience by using the "Navigate to X" command, where X is the address or the name of the location you want to visit. Tesla's advanced navigation system will calculate the best route based on real-time traffic updates and consider your vehicle's charging needs and available Supercharger stations along the way.

Tesla's navigation system is smart enough to know the town and state it's in so you only need to specify what's changing. For example, if you're traveling somewhere in the same town, you can simply say the street name or the name of the destination, like 'Navigate to Target.' Likewise, if you'll remain in the same state, you can just say the name of the destination and the town.

2. Unmute Voice Guidance

If you find the GPS voice guidance distracting or annoying, you can easily mute or unmute it by saying "mute voice guidance" or "unmute voice guidance." This allows you to control when you receive audible instructions, making your driving experience more comfortable and personalized.

3. Open Glove Box

Access your glove box with minimal effort using the "Open Glove box" voice command. This eliminates the need to navigate through car controls on the touchscreen, making it easier to retrieve items from the glove box while staying focused on the road.

4. Set Temperature to X

Effortlessly adjust the cabin temperature by saying, "Set the temperature to X," where X is the desired temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius. This voice command allows you to create the perfect climate within your Tesla without manually navigating through climate controls on the touchscreen.

5. Search Google for X

Access information quickly and easily by saying, "Search Google for X," where X represents the keywords or query you want to search for. The search results will be displayed on your vehicle's touchscreen, providing you with valuable information without having to reach for your smartphone or other devices.

6. Play X on [Music Service]

Enjoy your favorite tunes while driving by using the command "Play X on [Music Service]," where X is the name of the song, artist, album, or genre, and [Music Service] is your preferred music streaming service, such as Spotify or Apple Music. This command lets you access your favorite music and playlists with minimal distraction, enhancing your overall driving experience.

7. Show Calendar

Stay organized and on top of your schedule by saying "Show calendar" to display your synced calendar events on the touchscreen. This feature lets you quickly glance at your agenda for the day or week, helping you manage your time and appointments more efficiently while on the go.

8. Drive Home

Effortlessly navigate back to your pre-saved home address by saying "Drive home," and your Tesla will provide turn-by-turn navigation. This command is especially useful when you're in an unfamiliar area or need a quick reminder of the best route home, ensuring you arrive safely and efficiently.

9. Search for X Song

Discover new music or locate a specific song using the "Search for X song" command, where X is the song title or artist. This voice command will bring up a music search filled with the specific title or artist you mentioned, allowing you to browse and select the song you want to play, enriching your music experience while driving.

10. Open Butthole

Add some humor to your driving experience while performing a necessary task with the playful command "Open butthole" to open the charging port. This command makes connecting your vehicle to a charger easy and serves as a fun way to engage with your Tesla's voice command system.

By mastering these voice commands, you can make your Tesla driving experience more convenient, efficient, and enjoyable. Check out the Voice Commands section for all the voice commands Tesla supports.

If you enjoyed this list, you may also appreciate our guide to all of Tesla's shortcuts you may not know.

Embrace the power of Tesla's voice recognition system and enhance your journey with the unparalleled driving experience that Tesla vehicles provide.

Do you have a favorite voice command? Let us know below.

Tesla Begins Testing FSD in China

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Tesla was recently granted permission to test FSD on Chinese streets – specifically in Shanghai. Just recently, Elon Musk visited China and discussed the potential for FSD to come to China.

Gearing Up for FSD China

This is just the first step for Tesla to begin its customer deployments of FSD – Tesla conducts similar ADAS testing in North America, where special testing vehicles and testing employees run the latest FSD (Supervised) versions against a gamut of real-world, real-life tests.

Tesla has recently been working on translating FSD release notes into multiple languages, alongside building a data center in Shanghai and establishing an FSD Operations and Labelling team at the same center. These are the first, key steps to bringing FSD to a new market that has unique and different traffic rules when compared North America.

China doesn’t have the regulatory hurdles or challenges that Tesla faces in Europe to bring FSD and has been working with Chinese corporations as well as the government, which has now provided its official approval for FSD testing in-country.

We might even see FSD deployed to early testing customers in China by the end of 2025.

ADAS Competitors

There are quite a few competitors in the Chinese market already- with challengers like Xpeng and Xiaomi working on building their own homegrown systems, mostly driven by a mixture of cameras, radars, ultrasonic sensors, and LIDAR. However, many of these systems face similar challenges to other non-Chinese competitors and don’t have the mileage under their belts to tackle Tesla’s dominating lead in data and data processing.

European Union

Tesla is poising itself for an FSD rollout internationally, with increased testing also taking place in the UK, France, and Spain – some of the key locations with unique infrastructure in the European Union. However, some EU-specific regulations restrict how FSD can perform – each and every action must be manually approved by the driver. Until that regulation is changed to adapt to systems like FSD, it won’t be making its way there just yet.

Tesla Cybertruck to Receive Charging Improvements in Upcoming Update

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Former Tesla VP of Powertrain and Energy Drew Baglino previously mentioned that Cybertruck would be receiving charging improvements soon.

Wes Morrill, Tesla’s Cybertruck lead engineer, recently reposted Baglino’s comments on the charge speed update on June 16th and mentioned that it would be coming soon via OTA.

Charging Improvements

The 4680 cell has seen some difficulties in its charge curve, similar to Tesla’s other vehicles that have been deployed with the 4680. Tesla has alluded to difficulties in the manufacturing curve previously, and also with engineering improvements to the new cell standard, and eventually stopped manufacturing the Model Y with the 4680 cells.

However, this is the first time that Tesla has begun to deploy major improvements to the 4680 cell. It appears the improvements will allow up to 154 miles to be recovered in 15 minutes, which is approximately a 30% improvement to current charge rates.

We’re hoping that these improvements to the 4680 will also translate to older Model Y vehicles that have 4680 cells, which will be key to the owners of these vehicles. 4680 production is currently mainly focused on Powerwall, Megapack, and Cybertruck – with Semi not using 4680 yet.

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