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Summon from a distance (200+ feet)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Sotto Voce, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Sotto Voce

    Sotto Voce Member

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    Coming out of a building today, 200 feet from her parking spot, my wife looked at her Tesla app and it asked her if she wanted to Summon the car ("Summon Vehicle Now?"). Having not yet practiced with the Summon feature, she did not feel confident in saying yes. Anyone know anything about such a feature? Seems like the logical progression from the Beta Baby Step, but is it implemented?
     
  2. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    I've seen lots of cases where you're simply looking at stale UI in the app. There's a good chance that had you pressed the button, it would have refreshed and not allowed it.

    The app sometimes shows my car as unlocked when I'm heading back to it in the parking lot. I used to freak out, thinking the auto-locking mechanism didn't work, until I realized it was just a UI updating issue in the app. I can't remember how I refreshed it, but I think switching to another tab and then back refreshed it and showed the doors as locked.
     
  3. Sotto Voce

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    Makes sense. That did not occur to me, but sounds familiar.
     

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