A group of Tesla owners were recently grappled with a demo of what might well be an upcoming improvement for Summon, previously suggested by Elon Musk. In the short demonstration, a Tesla Model 3 was shown after its operator around a parking lot as a pet, despite the operator changing places several times.
A video of the demo was recently shared by YouTube by Tesla owner Melinda VerMeer from the Portland Tesla Owners Club. The demo started as other recordings of Enhanced Summon, while Model 3 took off from a parking lot. Then the vehicle moved to the operator's location, which continued to move from one location to the parking lot to the other. Impressive, the electric sedan made necessary adjustments while it was called; back up, avoid a curb and make quite complicated maneuvers alone to "follow" its operator.
See the feature of action, it is difficult not to relate the demo to Elon Musk's mention of call enhancements, allowing owners to drive their vehicles "as a pet." Musk mentioned the feature on Twitter again in October. "The car drives to your phone location and follows you as a pet if you keep calling the button on the Tesla app," wrote Musk.
What is quite interesting about the recently recorded recording is that Model 3 seemed to respond quickly when the operator moved around. Save for a strange maneuver that saw the Model 3 drive in reverse for a considerable distance to reach its operator. The improved Summon feature is already quite refined and almost ready for release.
Elon Musk mentioned a number of improvements for Summon when he wrote about the feature last year. Apart from the fact that electric car owners are able to walk on their vehicles as a pet, Musk also mentioned a "remote control mode" that allows motorists to operate their vehicles like a giant RC car. Maybe a demo of "remote mode" comes soon after? One can hope.
The current iteration of Summon uses the autopilot cameras of the electric car instead of the ultrasonic sensors used in the first iterations of the function. This strategy follows Elon Musk's approach to full-featured technologies, suggesting that artificial intelligence and cameras could be used as a primary means of navigating. With this system, Musk noted that in the near future, a Tesla electric car should be able to drive around a parking lot, find an empty place, read signs to confirm it is valid and park. "
Tesla is currently launching Enhanced Summon for the first group of owners, along with the no-stalk authentication Navigate on Autopilot, currently being built by Tesla as part of its full self-propelled suite. release for Enhanced Summon and no-confirmation Navigate on Autopilot will likely show up in the coming weeks after the company has dealt with errors and other issues reported by the first group of owners who have received the new features.
See the short demo of Tesla's advanced Summon in the video below.