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Advanced Summon in parking lot

cabbie

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Sep 13, 2018
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Missouri
Has anyone tried Advanced Summon in a parking lot with one way lanes with angled parking? I am assuming that I will have to park so the car will back out and be headed in the direction it will need to go. Love my M3! gets smarter all the time.
 

DirtyT3sla

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Apr 17, 2019
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I'm learning that using the target is the best practice. Set the target where you want the car to go, and check the path it maps. It IS going to take that path...now it won't run into anything, but if the path is extra stupid, prepare for the car to get stuck. If it's a good path, the summon should work pretty flawlessly if not a little slow with some (seemingly) random braking.
 
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cabbie

Member
Sep 13, 2018
26
18
Missouri
I'm learning that using the target is the best practice. Set the target where you want the car to go, and check the path it maps. It IS going to take that path...now it won't run into anything, but if the path is extra stupid, prepare for the car to get stuck. If it's a good path, the summon should work pretty flawlessly if not a little slow with some (seemingly) random braking.
Thanks DirtT3sla I just need a little courage to try it out.
 
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DirtyT3sla

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Apr 17, 2019
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Thanks DirtT3sla I just need a little courage to try it out.

Go to an empty parking lot and play with it there. If it's too crowded, it's not worth it to use it. I plan to make a smart summon tips and etiquette video. This is an awesome tool when used the right way.

Here's a video of me using it in a few instances

 

Need

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Nov 22, 2017
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Has anyone tried Advanced Summon in a parking lot with one way lanes with angled parking? I am assuming that I will have to park so the car will back out and be headed in the direction it will need to go. Love my M3! gets smarter all the time.

While I have not tried that, I don't think it is that "smart". My guess is that it will probably go the "wrong way" if that's where it needs to go. We tried it once yesterday at work parking lot. The car pull in across 2 empty handicap parking spots.
 

Phlier

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Jun 12, 2019
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Utah
I'm learning that using the target is the best practice. Set the target where you want the car to go, and check the path it maps. It IS going to take that path...now it won't run into anything, but if the path is extra stupid, prepare for the car to get stuck. If it's a good path, the summon should work pretty flawlessly if not a little slow with some (seemingly) random braking.

Great advice, and I love your YouTube channel. It has rapidly become one of my favorite Tesla related channels.

if the path is extra stupid
:D:D:D:D
 
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Needsdecaf

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Dec 16, 2018
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From my experience, the car is only looking for other cars, curbs and people. It's not looking at striping or lanes whatsoever. When I summoned it across my work parking lot, it drove straight across three aisles of cars to me. And not straight either.
 
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