Tesla is starting to widen the rollout of its new Autopilot features and now owners are filming the first demonstrations of Tesla’s Enhanced Summon.
Earlier this month, we published an exclusive first look at Tesla’s new Enhanced Summon, which allows vehicles to remotely self-drive in parking lots.
Tesla built the feature on top of its existing ‘Summon’ feature, which has been limited to just moving back and forth to get in and out of parking situations.
Enhanced Summon enables Tesla vehicles to autonomously navigate much more complex parking lot situations than just moving forward or back.
In the beta release notes, Tesla describes Summon as “a parking assist feature that helps you bring your car towards you or towards the destination of your choice by navigating out of parking spaces and maneuvering around objects as necessary.”
When you have the update in your car and the latest mobile app update, you start seeing an updated ‘Summon’ tab that not only includes the usual ‘Forward’ and ‘Reverse’ actions but also ‘Enhanced Summon’:
Once you press on ‘Enhanced Summon’, you have the choice between ‘FIND ME’, which will prompt your car to go to your location based on your phone’s GPS, or to drop a pin to have your car drive to a location.
Those two options only work if your location or the pin is within 150 feet of the car.
Earlier this week, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla would gradually start rolling out the new feature to more owners.
Now that it is not only in the early access program, some owners have been able to take videos of the feature at work:
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