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Tesla’s ‘smart summon’ feature is causing fender benders, parking lot jams

These self-driving cars wouldn’t pass a learner’s permit test. A feature unveiled last week by Tesla allows owners to “summon” their rides with a smartphone from up to 200 feet away — but the rollout has not been smooth. A number of owners using the “Smart Summon” feature have shared videos and photos of their Teslas causing fender benders and other parking lot jams as the unoccupied cars navigated the roadway. “Be forewarned @Tesla @elonmusk Enhanced summon isn’t safe or production ready,” one Twitter user wrote with a photo of his dented blue car. “Tried in my empty drive way. Car went forward and ran into the side of garage. Love the car but saddened.” In another “Smart Summon” attempt, a driver has to ...
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