Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Tesla V10 bug: Dog Mode disabled after Smart Summon completed

Should dog mode being disabled after a summon be fixed?

  • Yes

    Votes: 13 37.1%
  • No

    Votes: 22 62.9%

  • Total voters
    35

NoMoGas

Supporting Member
Let me get this straight... you wanted to show of your dog driving the car? Seriously? DOG MODE MUST BE MANUALLY ENABLED EVERY TIME THE CAR IS PLACED IN PARK.

Please stop doing stupid stuff with smart cars :p

THIS is how Tesla ends up with bad press. Maybe what Elon should do is DISABLE SUMMON when weight is detected in the seats.
 

Jimbydude

Member
Jun 12, 2019
64
53
SF East Bay
Whilst i agree that the op was careless, this does not mean there is not an issue. 'Used as intended' cannot be wielded to stop your feelings being hurt. There are many features, called safety, that prevent stupid things being done but we still expect them to err on side of safety. Eg. You cannot drive while charging, that's because the it would be a stupid thing to do but you can bet it would happen all the time.

Dog mode should remain enabled until manually disabled.

Humans will always do stupid stuff, it's in our nature.
 
Last edited:
  • Disagree
Reactions: NoMoGas and Runt8

WilliamG

Active Member
Apr 20, 2019
3,270
4,018
Seattle, WA
Smart Summon is intended as a tool where you can summon the car to yourself at the door of a store or restaurant, get in and drive away. If you summoned the car to yourself and left a dog inside after, that is not using it as intended. There is nothing to fix if used as intended by Tesla.

Total user error.

I disagree. I can imagine a case where you park, enable Dog Mode, get out, realize you should have parked a few feet further back in the space, summon the car backwards, and then walk away.

It would have never occurred to me that Dog Mode would have been disabled.
 

DopeGhoti

Active Member
Aug 28, 2019
1,233
1,392
Phoenix, AZ
I disagree. I can imagine a case where you park, enable Dog Mode, get out, realize you should have parked a few feet further back in the space, summon the car backwards, and then walk away.

It would have never occurred to me that Dog Mode would have been disabled.

Things that are not the same, partial list: "Summon", "Smart Summon". If regular Summon also disables Dog Mode, I would agree that is a design flaw that should be corrected. But as others have pointed out, Smart Summon is meant to bring the car to you so that you can immediately get in and drive away. Dog Mode is irrelevant here.
 

UKNOWINVU2

Member
Jan 14, 2019
107
45
Canada, Ontario, GTA
I disagree. I can imagine a case where you park, enable Dog Mode, get out, realize you should have parked a few feet further back in the space, summon the car backwards, and then walk away.

It would have never occurred to me that Dog Mode would have been disabled.

This is exactly what happened to me. Moved the car a few feet in friends large driveway to let another car move, it didn't occur to me that dog mode would be disabled.
 

UKNOWINVU2

Member
Jan 14, 2019
107
45
Canada, Ontario, GTA
I would like to add to my original post: m
Pardon my ignorance, I was under the impression any summoning is now considered smart summon. That said when I moved my car a few feet it was in the summon screen, backwards and forwards. I did not go into "smart summon".
 
  • Helpful
Reactions: mongo

ewoodrick

Well-Known Member
Apr 13, 2018
5,285
3,733
Buford, GA
I would like to add to my original post: m
Pardon my ignorance, I was under the impression any summoning is now considered smart summon. That said when I moved my car a few feet it was in the summon screen, backwards and forwards. I did not go into "smart summon".
Isn't it a separate button?
 

UKNOWINVU2

Member
Jan 14, 2019
107
45
Canada, Ontario, GTA
Things that are not the same, partial list: "Summon", "Smart Summon". If regular Summon also disables Dog Mode, I would agree that is a design flaw that should be corrected. But as others have pointed out, Smart Summon is meant to bring the car to you so that you can immediately get in and drive away. Dog Mode is irrelevant here.

Yes, regular summon disables dog mode!
 
  • Informative
Reactions: DopeGhoti

Uncle Don

Member
May 21, 2019
111
167
California
Simple fix
Disable summon if dog mode is enabled.

I don’t want my dog injured with a spinning steering wheel or sudden stuttering start stops anyway.

There's the answer to your "bug fix" request. Disable summing when dog mode is enabled. imagine using summon and your dog sits on the accelerator pedal? People just don't think!
 
  • Disagree
Reactions: UKNOWINVU2

UKNOWINVU2

Member
Jan 14, 2019
107
45
Canada, Ontario, GTA
We just need a feature that cancels stupid. It would cut down on a lot of these posts.

Seriously, how did you exist in this world before Tesla?

It's stupid that I had to move my car a few feet with dog mode enabled and by doing so it cancels dog mode? I would argue that the stupid thing would have been not to check my cabin temp after doing so knowing that tech isn't perfect. I posted this as a simple FYI to others, just in case!
 

mongo

Well-Known Member
May 3, 2017
13,127
40,003
Michigan
There's the answer to your "bug fix" request. Disable summing when dog mode is enabled. imagine using summon and your dog sits on the accelerator pedal? People just don't think!

Enabling the accelerator during summon would be a much bigger bug than cancelling dog mode.
 

PoitNarf

My dog's breath smells like dog food
Jun 7, 2016
2,870
4,008
NJ
Yes, regular summon disables dog mode!

You should have said that in the first place :)

While I agree it seems unnecessary for Dog Mode to stay enabled after using Smart Summon I do agree that it should stay enabled after doing a regular Summon.
 
  • Disagree
Reactions: kpeng

Matt L

Active Member
Jul 20, 2018
1,050
1,448
OK USA
I don’t think you should be able to summon at all in dog mode or with weight on seats. It would cut down on the stupid videos.

It’s just a matter of time before this feature gets crushed because people continue to act irresponsibly.

If you truly needed to just move it a couple of feet...get back in the car and move it.
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top