Tesla rolled out its Smart Summon feature, and it’s not going well – Driving

Tesla rolled out its Version 10 software update this past weekend, a suite which includes, among other new tricks, the long-awaited Smart Summon feature.

The feature seems like one small step for the California automaker, but its one giant leap for car-kind: Smart Summon is the first piece of tech to apparently allowing a car to drive to its owner with nobody at the wheel.

Sure, its only meant for short distances, and Teslas been telling owners they need to have a clear line of sight to the car to use it, but its still pretty neat.

The car will drive toward the owner, as long as they have their finger on a button on an app; lifting their thumb stops the car if it has a problem.

From the looks of Teslas video, it seems pretty cool, and looks like it works well. However, when owners try to make it work themselves, it sometimes doesnt go so well after all.

The fine print on the update does note You are still responsible for your car andmust monitor it and its surroundings at all times.

Plus now the automakers underscoring that the feature is intended for use in private parking lots and driveways, not on anything resembling a public road. Doubt thatll stop some owners from using it that way, though.

Hopefully Tesla can get some of these self-navigation details ironed out quickly, so owners wont have to walk 15 meters to their parked car ever again.

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