Tesla update V10 is one of the most important ever in the line-up of cars of the American producer. One of the novelties is the new Smart Summon, which allows the car parked to unravel between various obstacles to reach its owner once found an eye contact. It seems however that the feature does not work as expected and that is generating the chaos in the American car parks.
The new feature of Tesla generates chaos in the parks
The “Smart Summon” can be started through the smartphone at a maximum distance of about 60 meters. Once the car spotted the owner tries to reach it in a wholly autonomous, even if between the two there are obstacles, intersections, and other cars in the middle. Since the release of the update, V10 has flaked online the post of Tesla owners: some show the feature in function with a behavior a little clumsy (like the example of the SUV which brakes at the last moment before the collision), Other real damage resulting from the use of the feature.
Other videos show how Smart Summon is not capable to manage some banal solutions blocking traffic and putting fear to pedestrians. It seems, in short, that Tesla has again put in the hands of customers a function still to be finished. As usual, the company declines all direct responsibility claiming that Smart Summon cannot be considered to be a function of self-help. Tesla, in fact, describes that the owner is the only responsible for the actions of the car even when there is used the Smart Summon, and must monitor its movements and what is happening in the surrounding environment.
Between videos published in recent days, there is another one in which a “good Samaritan” runs toward the electric car in an attempt to stop it. If on the one hand, as argued by some supporters Tesla, it is true that it is often human error and that we are not prepared to self-help, on the other hand it is also true that we are going to face a future chaotic, wherein the novelty of the producers are arranged in succession at times without that customers can understand the real usefulness and when actively exploit the news.
Smart Summon can be useful in some circumstances, such as when it rains and you are unable to reach the car inconvenient manner, but activate the feature while you record a video with your smartphone may not be the ideal choice.
Also because of the succession of the video in which intelligent cars/stupid meet or collide with intelligent drivers/stupid can form a thought in the users that in reality. What happened this weekend could be just the beginning, and those who already think that the autonomous car is “stupid” will strengthen your thoughts while those against are more prone to accept new technologies will point the finger against customers. A bit like success with the viral videos of passengers asleep on the model S and, as happens in many online debates, when we feel brought to argue despite do not have objective data between your hands.