March 2019 – Tesla upgraded the Summon feature to allow not just forward and back control, but turning, as well as allowing the car to come and find you.
According to Tesla, the Advanced Summon is now part of the Full Self-Driving capability package, which includes:
- Navigate on Autopilot
- Advanced Summon – “your parked car will come find you anywhere in a parking lot. Really.”
- Auto Lane Change
- later in 2019, will recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (automatic driving on city streets also expected this year)
January 2019 – Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the company’s Summon feature has been approved by regulators. The feature is almost ready for release.
November 2018 – Elon Musk tweeted that Summon mode would be available in 6 weeks
July 2018 – Tesla released video of Model S being summoned into tight spot
February 2018 – Tesla released video of Model X being summoned out of a puddle of water