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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 04:41 PM

Tesla's Smart Summon feature is already causing chaos in parking lots across America

Source: The Verge

Tesla’s Smart Summon feature is already causing chaos in parking lots across America

Is Smart Summon ready for prime time?

By Andrew J. Hawkins @andyjayhawk Sep 30, 2019, 12:22pm EDT

Tesla’s new “Smart Summon” feature is already causing confusion — and some minor fender benders. It’s another example of the real-world complications that arise from Tesla’s willingness to beta test features using customers.

Smart Summon is the new name for Tesla’s autonomous parking feature, which enables a Tesla vehicle to leave a parking space and navigate around obstacles to its owner. Tesla owners who purchased the Full Self-Driving option on their car received it as part of the version 10 software update that went out last week. Using just a smartphone, you can “summon” your car to you from a maximum distance of 200 feet, as long as the car is within your line of sight.


Videos of Tesla owners testing the new feature have already began popping up on social media over the weekend, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s kind of a mess. One Tesla owner tweeted about “front bumper damage,” while another claimed their Model 3 “ran into the side of [a] garage.” A video of a near collision with a speeding SUV left the owner feeling their test of Smart Summon “didn’t go so well.” Another Tesla was filmed seemingly confused by pedestrians and other cars as it tried to make its way across a Walmart parking lot.

Tesla warns owners to be careful with using Smart Summon because it’s not a fully autonomous feature. “You are still responsible for your car and must monitor it and its surroundings at all times and be within your line of sight because it may not detect all obstacles,” the fine print on Tesla’s website reads. “Be especially careful around quick moving people, bicycles and cars.”

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Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/30/20891343/tesla-smart-summon-feature-videos-parking-accidents


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Eugene Sep 30 OP
Voltaire2 Sep 30 #1
unblock Sep 30 #3
alittlelark Sep 30 #2
eppur_se_muova Sep 30 #4
yonder Sep 30 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 30 #7
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 05:16 PM

1. um, no it isn't.

I seriously doubt that "Smart Summon feature is already causing chaos in parking lots across America" unless tesla sales are much larger than reported.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 05:25 PM

3. Maybe it's only three parking lots across America.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 05:22 PM

2. My dad just bought a Model 3

Fortunately he did not get that add-on feature. After spending 2 days helping him understand this beautiful box with just a steering wheel and a screen ...I am impressed and confused !!!!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 06:21 PM

4. They don't beta test just on customers -- they beta test on the general public.

E caveat emptor, they get what they deserve. Not true for innocent bystanders.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 06:26 PM

5. 200 feet. 200 effin feet! 500 feet, a 1000 feet, makes no difference.

What is wrong here? If one can park within 200 feet of a destination, walk to it then walk around to do your business and become unable to walk back to your car, one should probably not be walking.

Maybe I'm just old, missing a handicap perspective or something but this is too much like beta-testing humanity into regressive oblivion - a modern day version of the Lone Ranger whistling for Silver. Next thing will be little robots that automatically sweep your house. Oh, wait...

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Response to yonder (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:59 PM

7. As Dave Barry said a few years ago...

..."The next thing will be your bathroom scale telling the fridge not to let you in."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 06:44 PM

6. Audi used to have commercials about self parking cars in your apt complex.

Audi used to have commercials about self parking cars in your apt complex.

Haven't noticed that commercial lately.

Do they still have that feature?

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