Tesla ‘Summon’ Feature Updated Following Accident

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Tesla ‘Summon’ Feature Updated Following Accident

Tesla has sent an over-the-air update to Model S and Model X owners that changes how the Summon feature works.

The update is adding an extra step before Summon activates so that owners don’t accidentally use the feature when they don’t intend to. According to a user on Reddit, the update now requires users to select which direction they want the vehicle to travel on the touchscreen before Summon activates.

Before, Summon was activated by a double-press of the gear selector stalk button and shifting from Drive to Park, at which point Summon activation outputs an audible chime and a pop-up message is displayed on the touchscreen. The driver can then choose to cancel, but if the cancel button is not pressed, then Summon continues to activate.

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The move comes a week after a report surfaced that a Tesla Model S owner in Utah had his vehicle crash into a trailer on its own. The owner, Jared Overton, claims that he did not activate Summon and that the Tesla Model S moved on its own. The American automaker responded with a detailed report featuring timestamped logs showing exactly what happened and when, saying that the self-parking feature was activated.

[Source: Reddit]

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  • smartacus

    i am so tired of tesla in the news everyday.
    not just because they get away with using the public roads as a development laboratory

  • BernardP

    For the few non-Tesla owners reading this, what exactly is the Summon feature?

  • ClayManBob

    Try reading: “The American automaker responded with a detailed report featuring timestamped logs showing exactly what happened and when, saying that the self-parking feature was activated.” Last sentence. SMH