Now that Smart Summon has been in the wild for a week, stories and videos are emerging of Tesla’s latest feature crashing vehicles in parking lots and driveways across North America. It should be noted that many of these people were not using Smart Summon in a safe manner, so don’t always believe the sensationalist headlines you read that Smart Summon is wreaking havoc in parking lots everywhere.
Parking lots are notoriously unsafe as drivers rush to get parking spots, or don’t look while backing up to leave, resulting in a high number of crashes and fender benders every year. So to say that Smart Summon is unsafe is untrue. It is likely safer than many drivers you see in parking lots today.
Here are some photos and videos showing some near misses and crashes while using Smart Summon. It should also be noted that some of these are the result of other drivers not paying attention, and not the fault of Smart Summon. If everyone had a Tesla, the world would be a safer (and cleaner) place.
To see the best videos of Smart Summon, click here.
— Roddie Hasan – راضي (@eiddor) September 28, 2019
Other party thinks that I was actually driving because I ran to my car before he got out. Please give me some advise. @LikeTeslaKim @TesLatino @Model3Owners @teslaownersSV @teslamodel3fan pic.twitter.com/ScE12wHqA9
— David F Guajardo (@DavidFe83802184) September 28, 2019
Be forewarned @Tesla @elonmusk Enhanced summon isn’t safe or production ready. Tried in my empty drive way. Car went forward and ran into the side of garage. Love the car but saddened. #Tesla #TeslaModel3 pic.twitter.com/tRZ88DmXAW
— AB (@abgoswami) September 28, 2019