Tesla has nearly finished a “trippy” new feature, CEO Elon Musk revealed on Thursday. The company’s upcoming upgrades to “Summon,” the feature that sends the car in and out of parking spots, is expected to allow users to ask their car to follow them like a pet and remotely control the car via smartphone.
The feature is one of the most anticipated upgrades for Tesla Autopilot, the semi-autonomous driving system that uses cameras and sensors to move the company’s electric vehicles in limited situations. Summon was originally released in the fall of 2015 with the ability to open a garage door, enter, park and shut down, plus the option to complete the reverse action and to move in and out of parking spots. Musk explained in November that the new version “will drive to your phone location & follow you like a pet if you hold down summon button on Tesla app,” while also giving owners the ability “to drive it from your phone remotely like a big RC car if in line of sight.”Read More... Elon Musk Says ‘Trippy’ New Tesla Feature Is Almost Ready for Launch