In its latest video, Drag Times demonstrated a potential application for Tesla’s latest feature. Drag Times used the new ‘Summon’ feature to autonomously move the Model S a few dozen feet to “save” the owner from the rain by picking him up under a porte-cochère.
The original headline of the video “Tesla Model S Picks Owner up in the Rain using the new Summon Feature” is a bit misleading. It looks like Drag Times had to line up the car since the Model S cannot currently navigate a parking lot under the v7.1 build of the Autopilot, but the video is nonetheless an interesting demonstration of the potential applications for the feature.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects the Summon feature to eventually allow Teslas to drive autonomously anywhere across the country to meet you, charging itself along the way, but the company is also expected to gradually build on the feature and navigating parking lots could be included in a feature update.
Check out the video below: