Tesla introduced its version 10 software this week with its new Summon feature, which allows drivers to remotely pick up their cars and have the vehicles drive there themselves.
But drivers who have tested the new Smart Summon feature say it is a failure and have led to various close calls and annoying fender benders.
Tesla drivers share their flopped Summon attempts on social media and show that their electric smart cars & # 39; s activate the built-in Autopilot hardware and almost have accidents and encounter other vehicles.
The new autonomous parking function from Tesla works with the help of the Autopilot system. The Autopilot follows the GPS of the car owner or a specific pinpoint on a map and drives towards them while navigating around obstacles, within a maximum distance of 200 feet.
Tesla drivers started testing the Smart Summon feature of the Version 10 software and discovered that their cars were confused by passing pedestrians, almost crashed, and in some cases crashed into other vehicles or garages.
This Tesla owner from Frisco, Texas, tested the Summon function in a parking lot. His red Model 3 Tesla pictured above
When leaving the parking lot, the red Tesla could not give in to incoming traffic and almost crashed into this white vehicle
Tesla owner David Guajardo tried the Summon function on his blue Model 3 car and collided with another vehicle that left a parking space, leaving the Tesla damage on the front bumper because it could not deliver
Aftermath: Guajardo continued this photo with damage to the fog lights
A man shared a video on Twitter about the new feature on his blue Model 3 Tesla in a busy parking lot.
His car automatically comes out of his parking space, but while he turns and drives to the owner, he does not give in to another car that is reversing and that is it.
& # 39; So day 1 with V10 Smart Summon worked beautifully. But someone has not noticed my M3 and has damaged a front bumper. We will claim our insurance, but who do you think is wrong? & # 39; David F Guajardo endorsed his video in which he tested the new feature on Twitter.
He shared photos that showed the scratches and dents in the short bump.
"It's hard to notice on these photos, but yes, it's damaged including the fog lights," he wrote with his damage photos.
Another man went to Twitter to show his test in Frisco, Texas.
The video lets him recall his red Tesla Model 3 from a parking lot across the street while he watches.
The car navigates seamlessly from its place and the parking lot, but when it is time to cross the main street, it does not give in to a passing car with priority. The Tesla does not stop before the other vehicle screams to a halt.
& # 39; Be warned @Tesla @elonmusk Improved call is not safe or ready for production. Tried on my empty driveway. Car drove forward and ran into the side of the garage. I love the car, but sad, & # 39; said the Twitter user Friday sharing the photo
This Twitter user says her Tesla turned into a golf cart when she turned on the Summon feature
Driver Roddie Hasan shared the video on Twitter with the caption: & # 39; So @ElonMusk – My first Smart Summon test did not go so well. & # 39;
Another user shared a photo of their heavily dented blue Tesla Model 3 that was hit while using the Summon function.
& # 39; Be warned @Tesla @elonmusk Improved call is not safe or ready for production. Tried on my empty driveway. Car drove forward and ran into the side of the garage. I love the car, but sad, & # 39; said the Twitter user Friday sharing the photo.
One user has uploaded video to YouTube to test the feature and show the black smart Model 3 car getting confused by passing traffic and pedestrians on the road.
However, not all Summon test stations were defects. The function worked seamlessly for many Tesla owners. However, challenges often occur when it is dark outside.
Tesla says the Smart Summon is best used in well-lit and less crowded areas such as private parking spaces and driveways
Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk acknowledged that parking places a & # 39; remarkably difficult problem & # 39; are to resolve in an earlier interview
& # 39; Smart Summon is designed to have your car drive towards you (using your phone's GPS as a target destination) or a location of your choice, to maneuver around and stop for objects where necessary. Like Summon, Smart Summon is only intended for use in private parking lots and driveways, & Tesla stated in release notes for the update.
& # 39; You are still responsible for your car and you should monitor it and its environment occasionally, as it may not detect all obstacles. Be especially careful with fast-moving people, bikes, and cars & # 39; s added it.
Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk acknowledged that parking places a & # 39; remarkably difficult problem & # 39; are to resolve in an earlier interview.
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