Take a look at another useful feature of Tesla Summon mode.

While this situation is admittedly setup by Bjørn Nyland to prove a point, something similar could surely happen in real life. Unfortunately, we were actually informed of a story in which someone's Tesla was seemingly purposely blocked in by a few pickup trucks as part of a very bad joke.

No one wants to be presented with this situation. Fortunately, Tesla has a Summon feature.

No one wants to be presented with this situation. Fortunately, Tesla has a Summon feature.

Anyway, there are a few reasons that Summon mode could save the day when it comes to navigating out of tight parking situations. The most obvious need would be if you are unable to enter the vehicle. With most other cars, you would be stuck until the other driver showed up and moved. If you can't get in the car, there is really nothing that you can do.

If you're in a situation in which you could enter the car, but the angle of other vehicles or obstructions makes it difficult to see what you're doing, Summon mode is also ideal. We often ask our passengers to get out of the vehicle under such circumstances, in order to direct us out of the spot, around obstacles, or simply to back out safely,  without concerns of sudden traffic or pedestrians. If you use Summon mode, you can be out of the vehicle and essentially drive it like a remote control car, slowly forward and backward, or whatever you may need, to safely maneuver your Tesla out.

If you have used Summon mode for any other similar reasons, or have another scenario in which it would prove advantageous, let us know in the comment section below.

Video Description via Bjørn Nyland on YouTube:

A created scene where a Hummer and a Honda blocks a Model X. This is not uncommon situation. Fortunately, Model X and later Model S has summon feature. This allows the user to remotely move the car back and forward.

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