Listen Now: New Tesla Smart Summon Feature Goes Off The Road
Tesla has a new feature, and its debut has gone a little off the road.
Called Smart Summon, the feature allows owners to retrieve their cars from parking spaces to pick them up. Unfortunately, there have been a few obstacles in the way of the roll out.
Since the software upgrade, owners have complained about almost crashing into other cars in the parking lot. In some cases cars have been hitting stationary objects leaving dents and scratches. Tesla responded by saying the smart summon feature is only intended for use in private parking lots and driveways.
It also said the car must be in your line of sight at all times because it might not detect all obstacles. That made many users wonder what the point of the feature is, since it’s not hard to find your car in a private lot or your own driveway.
And besides the bad reaction to the newest feature, analysts say the company is still not turning a profit, despite a high number of orders. Looks like you’re going to have to drive yourself for a bit longer.
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