Tesla Smart Summon enables your car to come to you in private parking lots and driveways. Drivers are expected to be responsible and monitor the surroundings of the car at all times. First released in October 2019, Smart Summon is available to those who purchased Full Self-Driving or Enhanced Autopilot.
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As we experienced the first rain of the season last weekend here in the Bay Area, I was thinking about Smart Summon and how it isn’t something that I try to use ever, I just can’t trust it enough, and it’s too slow. Elon said on Twitter that the team is working on an (actually) smart summon and auto park, and that they have a deadline by the end of the month. Look, I’m not going to hold my breath on this one given past experiences, but it would be great to have a good smart summon and auto park.From issue #234
In another reply to John, Elon said that the new version of Smart Summon, what he calls (Actually Smart Summon) is almost done. We assume this new version will use the same stack as the FSD beta, and I hope it improves massively. He didn’t say anything about smart Autopark, tho.From issue #237
Elon mentioned a few days ago that there were several code branches with improvements in Smart Summon (the feature formerly known as Enhanced Summon) and now they have unified all of them and released it under version 2019.20. Folks in the Early Access Program are the first ones who got access to it. The Twitter user nathpunee installed the new version and shared a few videos for all of us to see it in action. Maybe it is wishful thinking but it seems to move faster than in previous releases and with more determination.
It’s not the first time that Elon Musk mentions they’re working on rewriting the core foundation code of Autopilot, he recently shared on Twitter that after that and 3D labeling, reverse Smart Summon (AKA Smart Autopark) will be available soon.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #101
We just got the first version of Smart Summon, and people are already asking for the next thing. According to Elon, Smart Parking could drop in a couple of months for all cars that purchased EAP or FSD, although as he said: “it may be a little silly at first.”
I think that Elon is always really ambitious, but, as folks test Smart Summon, Tesla is gathering a lot of data about parking lots, curbs, and others; which is going to give them an advantage in implementing Smart Parking.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #80
It’s so cool to keep seeing Smart Summon getting better and better.
Tesla seems to have updated their Autopilot section to mention what they call Reverse Summon “When you arrive at your destination, simply step out at the entrance and your car will enter park seek mode, automatically search for a spot, and park itself. A tap on your phone summons it back to you.”
I’ve been in the community long enough to remember the Autopilot demo video from 2016, where the Tesla parked itself after leaving the person at their destination. It looked amazing, but forgive me if I’m a bit skeptical at this point that it is going to be available soon.From issue #237
If you have been a subscriber for some time you might remember when we talked about Tesla using Open Street Map for information like speed limits. Well, it turns out that they also use Open Street Map to calculate the best route when using Smart Summon, but what’s more interesting is that in the case of Smart Summon they pull that information in real-time, not like in the maps where you need to download a new version to get the new speed limits, etc.
Read more: TMC ForumsFrom issue #84
Tesla released this week their third revision of Smart Summon, this time the improvement is what they call ‘Standby Mode’, according to Electrek the goal of Standby Summon is for the car to start moving much faster once the owner starts summoing their car, to achive that Standby Summon keeps keep sensors, cameras, and computers powered, this would create extra battery drain, although I’m not sure it is going to be more that what Sentry mode would actually consume.
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #66
Smart Summon keeps improving, this video shows it dealing with speed bumps (and pretty well, I’d say).#72
We knew Tesla was ditching radar in their rewrite of FSD Beta but we didn’t anticipate them removing it from cars as early as this month. In this support article, Tesla announced “Beginning with deliveries in May 2021, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles built for the North American market will no longer be equipped with radar. Instead, these will be the first Tesla vehicles to rely on camera vision and neural net processing to deliver Autopilot”.
The downside? New cars will have a limited version of AP at first, Autosteer will be limited to a maximum speed of 75 mph, and Smart Summon and Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance may be disabled at delivery.From issue #165