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Summon

Discussion in 'Model S' started by aollivierre, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. aollivierre

    aollivierre Member

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    I think Tesla should turn on summon mode for all model S users who want it regardless of year. :)

    Let’s start a petition
     
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  2. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    I think the Model S will need to have at least parking sensors to prevent running into things. But they did not have software controlled brakes until they offered AutoPilot (it is an electrically actuated brake system by Bosh), which makes the brake system not able to be controlled by the onboard computer This makes stoping the car very difficult. The parking brake actuator is just on/off.
     
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  3. born2run

    born2run Member

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    As a new Model S owner I used summon today for the first time in a real practical situation. I parked in a place with no one next me but when I got back to my car - cars were on either side kind of tight. I used summon to back it out and it’s was really awesome.
     
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  4. BigNick

    BigNick Member

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    I usually try to park in an end space to avoid these situations. No AP and I need to open the door wide to get in.

    I have the parking sensors (tech package) but not the brakes for Summon. Can’t even get Chill mode on mine.
     
  5. aollivierre

    aollivierre Member

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    So yes. It should be available to all.
     
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  6. drklain

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    At least in my car, summon uses not only electrically operated accelerator and brakes, it also uses electrically operated steering as the car will turn left/right as necessary to try and center itself in the parking spot. I don't see how a non-AP equipped car could do summon given how it currently functions.
     
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  7. croman

    croman Active Member

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    I believe pre AP have the steering motors but not the Bosch brakes.
     
  8. kgroschi

    kgroschi Car Reviewer from Germany

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    I use summon all the time. One of my favorite features of the car.
     
  9. Max*

    Max* Charging

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    I'll sign the petition! Let's make it available for all! Let's also make FSD available for all cars. Who cares that the hardware isn't there!

    *Goes off to take a nap in my 2015 Model S with FSD, wake me up when we get there*
     

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