Elon Musk tweets out the news in response to an awesome video (below).

Summon mode is a pretty handy feature for Tesla owners. Besides helping them create fun Halloween videos, it can aid parking the vehicle extra close to a wall or even extricate it from a flooded parking spot. While currently, its functionality is somewhat limited, company CEO Elon Musk says big changes are coming.

***UPDATE: Elon Musk took to Twitter to provide us with a timeframe for availability and to outline some features. See Tweets below:

The EV entrepreneur said in a tweet (embedded below) that, while a small update is coming soon that will make the feature "smarter," it will see a much larger improvement sometime next year that will allow a Tesla to "drive around a parking lot, find an empty spot, read signs to confirm it’s valid & park."

This is something we've been expecting for some time now. Two years ago, the automaker released a video of a Model X making its way around a parking lot, finding a spot, then self-parking. No doubt the release of its improved computer chip, which current owners with the more recent hardware 2 (HW2) will get upgraded for free, will help the automaker reach that level of functional parking lot autonomy.

Musk's tweet came in response to a video posted by a brilliant Model S owner (embedded below) showing how he avoided parking infractions by moving his car from one spot to another using the feature from the comfort of his office a couple stories above the street. If you've seen other inventive uses for Summon, let us know in Comments.

Source: Twitter

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