Testing Out Tesla Summon On Autopilot 2 – Videos

8 months ago by Mark Kane 8

Most recent Tesla Autopilot 8.1 software update for second gen hardware vehicles bring set of features, know already from first gen Autopilot. In other words gen 2 is catching up with gen 1.

Summon Your Tesla

One of the features is Summon Tesla, introduced over year ago to make it easier to park in the garage (or exit).

In theory it works like this:

“Using Summon, once you arrive home and exit Model S or Model X, you can prompt it to do the rest: open your garage door, enter your garage, park itself, and shut down. In the morning, you wake up, walk out the front door, and summon your car. It will open the garage door and come to greet you. More broadly, Summon also eliminates the burden of having to squeeze in and out of tight parking spots.”

The practice was tested and demonstrated by some Tesla owners (see videos), which proves similar results as in the first gen Autopilot.

Tesla Smart Summon

It’s expected that future development of the software and full use of the hardware will enable to improve the Summon feature.

Smart Summon

With Smart Summon, your car will navigate more complex environments and parking spaces, maneuvering around objects as necessary to come find you.

Tags: , ,

8 responses to "Testing Out Tesla Summon On Autopilot 2 – Videos"

  1. vvk says:

    It works well for me but I would not trust it to open the garage door. First time I tried it, it started moving right into the closed door. It stopped a few inches short but it gave me a real scare. Also, what if the door is slow and does not clear the roof before the car decides to drive out? I do have the appropriate setting enabled to open the door automatically.

  2. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

    C’mon……seriously?

    You can’t park or pullout your car in your own garage?

    If you can’t or won’t do that, then don’t get a car.

    1. John says:

      C’mon……seriously?
      Think about it for a second and you might realize that not is in the same situation.

      I lived in an older house and the 2-car garage was TINY. The Model S is a big car.

      So YES, having the ability for a big EXPENSIVE car to park itself in a small spot and avoid door dings is more than just a novelty.

      If you can’t or won’t think outside your little bubble, then don’t post.

      1. M3-reserved says:

        Exactly. Not everyone lives in nice SoCal wide new homes like I do.

        My old home back in michigan had zero side clearance to open doors. Many condos remain very narrow openings. Overhangs for storage may get in the way for Model X folk — lots of reasons to have autopark/summon for garage use.

        My parents stink at parking in their condo garage. This is PERFECT for them to program to park and summon out of the garage. Totally worth it – the auto garage opener is VERY scary though. I don’t think I’d ever get that programmed as the fail rate for communication between two and the say opening only 1/2 way is simply a completely avoidable thing and more cute than convenience.

      2. (⌐■_■) Trollnonymous says:

        “So YES, having the ability for a big EXPENSIVE car to park itself in a small spot and avoid door dings is more than just a novelty.”

        Whatever tickles your junk there buddy…..

        Many people would buy the car that fits right.

        “If you can’t or won’t think outside your little bubble, then don’t post.”

        Waaaa…..Waaaa…….I said something you didn’t like.

        Puhleeeese.

        1. The Woodster says:

          Trolly, just a quick question: how old are you? Your post kinda brought me back to the 4th grade for a minute there!

        2. Evguy says:

          Spoken like a true troll. Now go back under your bridge little troll.

  3. Teslo says:

    That is so cool!!?