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Tesla owners can now Summon their Model S

Tesla owners can now Summon th...
Tesla's Model S will now open the garage door, drive out and meet owners in the morning thanks to an over-the-air update
Tesla's Model S will now open the garage door, drive out and meet owners in the morning thanks to an over-the-air update
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Tesla's Model S will now open the garage door, drive out and meet owners in the morning thanks to an over-the-air update
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Tesla's Model S will now open the garage door, drive out and meet owners in the morning thanks to an over-the-air update

With its over the air updates, Tesla has created the potentialto use its cars as a test bed for exciting and innovative technology. Tesla's latest over-the-air update has given owners the ability to "summon" their cars from the garage, as well as giving cars the ability to park themselves in the garage.

Teslaisn't the first brand to let owners remotely park their cars, that honorbelongs to BMW, which uses a high-tech key to let well-off buyers get out oftheir 7 Series and force it to squeeze into tight spots on its own.

Where the 7 Series' system can only be used for tight car spots, Telsa'sSummon system is an extension of Autopilot that can turn the car on, open the garage and drive up to the doorwayfor you.

Atthe end of the day, it will open the garage, park itselfand shut down for the day. Now the brand's snake-style robocharger is starting to make a bit more sense – if the car is parking itself in the garage, ownersaren't able to plug it in.

Inthe early stages of the Summon trial, Tesla is keen for owners to try it out onprivate property. But Elon Musk's software engineers have bigger plans,claiming cars will be able to synchronise with their owners' calendars anddriverlessly cross the country to meet them.

Source: Tesla

4 comments
Bob Flint
Can't wait to see the first hi-jacked Tesla roll into someone else's garage..
Dan Parker
Yeah, but can they get that car to go lie down by its dish and, hopefully, not roll over?
Douglas Bennett Rogers
Maybe my next car will have air bags!
owlbeyou
Wow. A Tesla eValet service of your own. Synched with your garage door opener and alarm system. This is getting more interesting. But "Summons" is not a name I would choose.