While Apple Car Play and Google’s Android Auto are slowly making voice commands easier for users while driving on the road, Tesla, on the other hand, is trying to come out with their own voice commands system that could eventually lead to a Tesla AI assistant.
Voice commands for Tesla aren’t exactly something new for the company but they have been improved over time allowing drivers to do just about anything with a simple voice command. Tesla owner @greentheonly has found some new voice commands in the latest software update. The update included the awaited Sentry mode that adds a unique layer of protection to Tesla vehicles by continuously monitoring the environment around a car when it’s left unattended.
Hm, new voice commands landed on my car a week ago, but only saw it now. Is this new?— green (@greentheonly) April 1, 2019
“enable sentry mode” / “disable sentry mode” ; “keep tesla safe” ; “turn sentry on/off”.
anybody tried those yet?
In addition, the user found some hidden commands in the update:
- car.hvac fan.more/less/absolute
- car seat_heater.on/off/up/down
@greentheonly did also mention that there is no actual code word assigned yet for turning on/off or increasing/decreasing the windshield wipers. It could be in a future update but the voice command is there.
These newly discovered voice commands could be a useful addition to the touchscreen in newer Tesla vehicles. It’ll make things a little safer for drivers on the road and as the commands become more widely used, they’ll improve over time.
What do you readers think about