How Tesla’s New Autopilot Mode ‘Summon’ Works from iPhone [VIDEO]

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Tesla recently announced it has new changes coming to its autopilot mode, with one major featured called ‘Summon’, which can allow the Model S or Model X to fully park itself or exit your garage, with its latest 7.1 software. Here’s how the company explains it:

Using Summon, once you arrive home and exit Model S or Model X, you can prompt it to do the rest: open your garage door, enter your garage, park itself, and shut down. In the morning, you wake up, walk out the front door, and summon your car. It will open the garage door and come to greet you. More broadly, Summon also eliminates the burden of having to squeeze in and out of tight parking spots. During this Beta stage of Summon, we would like customers to become familiar with it on private property. Eventually, your Tesla will be able to drive anywhere across the country to meet you, charging itself along the way. It will sync with your calendar to know exactly when to arrive.

This morning, Tesla shared a video of this feature to its YouTube channel, sharing how the feature works in conjunction with the company’s iOS app on an iPhone. Check it out below—it’s pretty darn cool:

YouTube video

CEO Elon Musk recently predicted “I think that within two years, you’ll be able to summon your car from across the country,” giving an example of a Tesla driving solo from New York to L.A.


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