The first major improvement to Tesla’s Summon came in March, when it was upgraded from a basic feature which can drive the car slightly forward, to “Smart Summon”, which can autonomously navigate to you from further distances.
The Enhanced Summon was exclusively released to owners of the Early Access Program. Despite improvements, users still complained of slowness and sub-par manoeuvring, with Musk himself even proclaiming it “sucks”.
Tesla has since been tenaciously perfecting the feature so that it can efficiently navigate to you from 150 feet away, through a busy car park, based off of your phone GPS location.
Now, the latest update to the software has brought further improvements to accuracy and timing. Check the feature out in action in the Tesla V10:
While speed may no longer be an issue, the visible confusion that the pavement caused paints the picture of a somewhat intoxicated person behind the wheel. You can also see the car driving through empty parking spaces, which is very much looked down upon and is also indicative of impaired driving.
Despite the minor setbacks, the feature is certainly looking a whole lot better; and the fact that the software recognised the error before it was performed suggests that the safety features are all up to scratch and it’s ready for release to the general public. Owners with the FSD package may even see the update within less than a week.