How to open Tesla glove box, set PIN and voice command

By Nuno Cristovao

Most Tesla cars include a discrete glove box without a handle. You’ll need to open it using a control on the touchscreen.

Open the Tesla Model Y Glove box

Opening the Glove box

Model 3 / Model Y: To open the glove box, tap the car icon (Controls) at the corner of the screen and then tap the Glove box button on the screen. The glove box automatically opens and the light turns on.

Model S / Model X (2021+): To open the glove box, tap Controls or Quick Actions, then tap the Glove box button on the touchscreen. The glove box automatically opens and the light turns on.

Model S / Model X (2012-2020): To open the glove box, push the triangular glove box button to the right of the touchscreen.

To close the glove box, push it upward until it clicks closed.

Glove Box PIN

If you have any sensitive information in your glove box, such as your USB drive for Sentry Mode, you may want to consider adding a glove box PIN. The PIN number will be required anytime someone tries to open the glove box.

Keep in mind the glove box is not meant to be used as a safe. It’s possible to manually open the glove box by accessing the side panel of the dashboard and manually releasing the latch. This requires someone to have access to unlock and open the passenger side door.

To set a PIN number go to Controls > Safety & Security > Glovebox PIN. Follow the instructions to set your PIN number.

To remove a PIN number, tap Disable and enter your PIN number.

Forgot Glove Box PIN

If you forget your glove box PIN, you can reset the PIN by entering your Tesla account credentials at the bottom of the glove box PIN screen.

Voice Commands

One of the easiest ways to open the glove box is through the use of a Tesla voice command. Simply press the voice command button on the steering wheel and say "open glove box." If your glove box requires a PIN number to open, it’ll bring up the PIN number display on the screen, otherwise it’ll open the glove box immediately.

Is the glove box locked when the car is locked?

When the vehicle is locked, the glove box is also locked, unless the vehicle is locked through the touchscreen. Using your keyfob, phone, keycard or the app to lock your car, will also lock your glove box. When Valet Mode is enabled on the vehicle, the glove box is automatically locked.

Glove Box Won’t Stay Closed

If you have a glove box that won’t stay closed, this means that the trigger no longer springs back. You can see if this is the problem by manually pulling out the round triggers on the left and right side of the glove box, and trying to close the glove box. If it stays closed then this is likely your problem and they’ll need to be replaced. This is an item that is covered under Tesla’s warranty.

Cybertruck to be waterproof and serve as a boat briefly, may also appear in Cyberpunk 2077

By Kevin Armstrong
Cybertruck may appear in Cyberpunk 2077 game
Cybertruck may appear in Cyberpunk 2077 game
Cyberpunk

Cybertruck deliveries will start next year, but if you can't wait that long, you may want to head for Night City. Cyberpunk 2077 has teased that the highly anticipated vehicle in the real world may appear in the popular video game. But, if that's not enough, Elon Musk announced another exciting and unique feature for the futuristic-looking truck - it will be waterproof.

Let's start with the floating Cybertruck, which should not be a shock to anyone following the Tesla CEO. He bought the Lotus Esprit that James Bond used to jump off a pier and transform into a submarine in The Spy Who Loved Me. He purchased the movie prop for just under $1 million in 2013 and told USA Today, "I was disappointed to learn that it can't actually transform. What I'm going to do is upgrade it with a Tesla electric powertrain and try to make it transform for real."

In 2016 he tweeted that the Model S "floats well enough to be a boat," but he did not recommend trying it. Now he has claimed the Cybertruck could be used as a boat — briefly. Musk tweeted: Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to serve briefly as a boat, so it can cross rivers, lakes & even seas that aren't too choppy.

Cybertruck may appear in Cyberpunk 2077 game
Cybertruck may appear in Cyberpunk 2077 game
Cyberpunk

In a later tweet, he gave some idea of the distance he has in mind: Needs be able to get from Starbase to South Padre Island, which requires crossing the channel.

Twitter user @Erdayastronaut shed some light on why Musk would be singling out that area and distance. The tweet reads: "One of SpaceX's biggest problems is attracting talent to work at Starbase, which is extremely remote. South Padre is an awesome place to live, but it's almost an hour drive to Starbase despite being only 5 miles from Starbase because of the shipping channel." A quick check of Google Maps demonstrates what the user is describing.

South Padre is only five minutes from Starbase if you cross the channel
South Padre is only five minutes from Starbase if you cross the channel
Google

Musk's tweet also caught the attention of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Officials there seem to be a little concerned about the wording. The official account tweeted: Our derelict vessel crews are begging you to understand that anything that "serves briefly as a boat" should not be used as a boat.

CD Projekt RED also noticed Musk's tweet, and the makers of Cyberpunk used the opportunity to show two concepts of the Cybertruck as it would appear in Night City. Musk and Cyberpunk have had an ongoing relationship for a few years. Most recently, he demonstrated the power of the onboard computer's gaming system by playing Cyberpunk in a Tesla. However, CD Projekt RED did not mention if the Cybertruck in Cyberpunk would float.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be playable in the new Model S

Tesla hints at 'Reverse Summon' being available this year

Future Feature
By Kevin Armstrong
Tesla now mentions 'Park Seek' or what we know as reverse summon on its website'
Tesla now mentions 'Park Seek' or what we know as reverse summon on its website
Tesla

Tesla's team of Autopilot engineers is validating significant advancements to Full Self Driving Beta, including parking lot improvements. While Smart Summon and Reverse Summon were not specifically mentioned during the 3.5-hour AI Day 2022 event, parking lots were discussed, and Elon Musk gave a timeline of when enhancements are expected.

Reverse Summon or 'Park Seek' as Tesla appears to be calling it, is the opposite of Smart Summon. Whereas Smart Summon drives to you from a parking spot, users who activate Reverse Summon would have their Tesla drop them off at a location, perhaps closest to the entrance of a mall, and then find a parking spot. This feature was described by Musk on July 1, 2020, when he gave it a two to a four-month timeline.

Ashok Elluswamy, Tesla’s director of the Autopilot program, started the FSD portion of AI Day, saying, “FSD beta software is quite capable of driving the car. It should be able to navigate from parking lot to parking lot, city street driving, stopping for traffic lights and stops signs, negotiating with objects at intersections, making turns and so on.”

Several team members described how FSD has advanced and soon will be an integrated stack, meaning one code base that includes everything the program needs to navigate the car in a parking lot or on a busy highway. Musk is currently using this new stack, “it works quite well for me, but we need to validate it in all kinds of weather, like heavy rain, snow, dust and make sure it is working better than the production stack across a wide range of environments.”

Paril Jain, the Manager of Autopilot Motion Planning, expanded on what else will be included in the integrated stack, “we do expect to also include the parking lot stack as a part of the FSD stack before the end of this year. So, that will basically bring us to you sitting in the car in the parking lot and drive till the end of the parking lot, at a parking spot, before the end of this year.”

It has been previously reported that Reverse Summon would have three different modes to find parking spots that the owner prefers. The methods would include closest to the entrance, nearby a cart return, and the end of the parking lot for those who like to avoid tight spots that cause door dings. Musk said that the integrated stack is on track for release before the end of the year and maybe as early as November.

Tesla has also updated it's website to reflect this news, although no timeframe is given. The Autopilot section of Tesla's site now has a section titled "To your Destination." The description reads "When you arrive at your destination, simply step out at the entrance and your car will enter park seek mode, automatically search for a spot and park itself. A tap on your phone summons it back to you."

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