In a tweet published Nov. 1, Elon Musk announced that in about 6 weeks, Tesla car owners will be able to control their car via their phone, as if it were radio controlled. This update is a new advanced version of its parking technology named "Summon".
Car will drive to your phone rental & follow you like this
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2018
Always via your phone, "Summon" will allow your car to reach you where you are. She "will follow you like a pet if you hold the button on the app," says Elon Musk. However, this function will have its limits, indeed, as a safety measure, it will be necessary that the car is in the field of vision to roll it without driver from the application. In addition, it is assumed that the speed will be limited to avoid accidents. In addition, Elon Musk said in a tweet that "Summon" should be able to find a parking spot and read traffic signs. However, although practical, let's not forget that some time ago, a Tesla car was stolen because of a similar system.
Tesla has been working on this system since January 2016, when at the time it was only possible to get his car out of his garage or a parking space, which was already good. However, today this capability has evolved tremendously and will likely continue to progress.
Elon Musk said in his tweet that this new feature will be available on all Tesla cars built in the last two years consisting of hardware devices related to autopilot V2. In addition, it will be necessary to hold the paid option "Improved automatic control". Also noted that the release of Tesla Model 3 will be coming soon.