Tesla’s “biggest software update ever” includes Smart Summon feature

Tesla’s Software Version 10.0, which the company calls “our biggest software update ever,” will be rolled out to Tesla owners around the world this week.

The star of the show is Smart Summon, which appears to be a major step towards full vehicle autonomy:

With Smart Summon, customers who have purchased Full Self-Driving Capability or Enhanced Autopilot can enable their car to navigate a parking lot and come to them or their destination of choice, as long as their car is within their line of sight. It’s the perfect feature to use if you have an overflowing shopping cart, are dealing with a fussy child, or simply don’t want to walk to your car through the rain. Customers who have had early access to Smart Summon have told us that it adds both convenience to their trips and provides them with a unique moment of delight when their car picks them up to begin their journey. Those using Smart Summon must remain responsible for the car and monitor it and its surroundings at all times.

The upgrade also includes several new security and convenience features. Video clips generated by the Dashcam and Sentry Mode features will now be easier to manage. The Tesla app will now include the ability to open and close your garage door via HomeLink, defrost the vehicle’s cabin, and remotely control your Model 3 and Model X windows.

Of course, this being Tesla, there’s also a raft of new entertainment features. The center display will now be able to connect directly to your Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Spotify accounts, as well as other streaming media and games (while parked only, of course – for now).

Source: Tesla

  • Vincent Wolf

    A smart summons would be ideal if the vehicle is stolen. Password protected against hacking and then if a thief makes off with the car–perhaps towed for example, then the car will drive itself back to the owner on demand. That would be neat. And if the software or hardware is tampered with it self destructs making the vehicle inoperable permanently? Might be a way to do that ha. The starship Enterprise always had a self destruct capability why not Tesla?

  • Joe Jackson

    What happens if 3 people come out of Walmart & all summon at the same time ? Splat ?

    • Sasquatch

      uh, no that would take minimum of 4! haha, My car summons too slow and I’m too impatient (or not infirm enough) to wait so I still walk to my car, I bet it will improve tho.