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Advanced Summon: Making Parking Lots Fun (& Safe) Again

Eli Burton got to show Alex from “E for Electric” just how cool Advanced Summon is in his Model S P100D. The video is 15 minutes long and Eli comes in at about 3 minutes into the video after Alex introduces him. [Editor’s note: This is a unique and interesting video, so I encourage you to check it out.]

Originally posted on My Tesla Adventure.

Eli Burton got to show Alex from “E for Electric” just how cool Advanced Summon is in his Tesla Model S P100D. The video is 15 minutes long and Eli comes in at about 3 minutes into the video after Alex introduces him. [Editor’s note: This is a unique, informed, and interesting video, so I encourage you to check it out.]

Eli points out just how independent Tesla Advanced Summon is.

“We now have very much AI-driven, self-driving feature — no person in the car, it backs itself out of the parking lot and navigates itself through open spaces without direct lane lines approaching situations that involve turns and it is doing this without a human involved.

“It is very much a beta feature so when it runs you see it being very cautious, moving very slow. Some of those movements are kind of jerky, as it’s assessing those situations. It will come up to a place where it has to make a turn and I’ve watched it wait three or four seconds — there weren’t any cars coming but it was clearly assessing the environment and deciding what to do next.”

Advanced Summon is still in beta, which is making parking lots kind of fun. Seeing a car drive itself is kind of like watching someone you love learning something new. It puts that human feeling into the mix and makes Teslas, in my opinion, seems more human than any other type of car.

In the above tweet, Michael Liebow has excellent advice. Once you (and your human-like Tesla) get a feel for Advanced Summon, you’ll feel more confident. Many human drivers start out driving in parking lots, so it makes sense to train your Tesla in parking lots as well.

Clearly, the convenience of Tesla’s Advanced Summon will help people when they have a lot of items such as heavy groceries, or if its pouring, or any other similar situation.

One of the best perks is safety, as Michael Liebow points out in another tweet below.

Having had to walk through a dark alley a few times in my life (and fend off attackers here and there) I can definitely agree that having a car that drives itself, records everything, and lights the way would make me feel safer if I had to cross a dark path to my car.

 
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