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Video: New Summon Features 7.1 (2.12.22) In Action

MarkS22

Member
Apr 6, 2015
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Morris County, NJ
Hi all,

I just added a video demoing the new Summon Features in 7.1 (2.12.22). My favorite new feature is the ability to double-click the park button and simply get out of the car to automatically park the car in your garage. No keyfob or app required. I also demonstrate how you can adjust the "Summon Distance" if you want the car to stop before the default of 39 feet. My driveway is under 30 feet long, so this is exactly what I needed. I also show how those Consumer Reports concerns were addressed about requiring a button (in the app) to be held down the entire time a Summon is in progress. Enjoy!

Tesla 7.1 (2.12.22) New Summon Features Detailed - YouTube
 

Adm

Active Member
Jun 7, 2010
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842
The Netherlands
Just wondering. So you've set the car to automatically park itself after you close the door. How much time passes before it actually starts to move? Will you have enough time to open the trunk lid to get your groceries out of the car? How does the car react if there are passengers in the car who haven't opened their door yet? If the car moves with passengers in the car, does the car stop the moment they open the door?

In other words: Is it idiot proof? (Just let me play with it for an hour! :scared:)
 

Barry

Active Member
Aug 9, 2013
1,814
1,388
Colorado
Didn't double clicking the parking button unlock the doors previously?
(my MS is in the body shop now, so can't test it myself)
 

MarkS22

Member
Apr 6, 2015
796
1,985
Morris County, NJ
Just wondering. So you've set the car to automatically park itself after you close the door. How much time passes before it actually starts to move? Will you have enough time to open the trunk lid to get your groceries out of the car? How does the car react if there are passengers in the car who haven't opened their door yet? If the car moves with passengers in the car, does the car stop the moment they open the door?

In other words: Is it idiot proof? (Just let me play with it for an hour! :scared:)

It starts immediately (within seconds) after you shut the driver door. So, if you have groceries or others in the car, you'd leave the door open. When everyone and everything is out, you shut the driver door and it'll pull in.
 

R²B

All Star
Aug 24, 2014
340
10
Waddell, AZ
Why, oh why, can't I autopark while staying inside the car. I go into my house through my garage door, which is in my garage. Why would I enable autopark in my driveway and walk along side my car into the garage?? Please, Tesla allow me to enable autopark without having to leave the car.

To me, this seems like the much more obvious use case for autopark. You pull into your driveway, push the autopark button. Enjoy the easy ride into the garage, get out and go inside....
 

cgiGuy

Active Member
Jul 9, 2013
1,500
1,082
Everywhere, Nowhere
Why, oh why, can't I autopark while staying inside the car. I go into my house through my garage door, which is in my garage. Why would I enable autopark in my driveway and walk along side my car into the garage?? Please, Tesla allow me to enable autopark without having to leave the car.

1. You can. Use the fob.
2. 99% of people in your described scenario wouldn't want to sit in the car while it creeps into the garage at 1 MPH. They'd just park it themselves (5x faster).
3. 76% of statistics are made up.
 

R²B

All Star
Aug 24, 2014
340
10
Waddell, AZ
1. You can. Use the fob.
2. 99% of people in your described scenario wouldn't want to sit in the car while it creeps into the garage at 1 MPH. They'd just park it themselves (5x faster).
3. 76% of statistics are made up.

I don't pull into my garage much faster than the Autopark does. It feels stranger to me to walk beside the car as it pulls into the place I'm heading than to ride into the garage with the car.
 

siucity

Button Pusher
Feb 18, 2015
407
208
SF North Bay, CA
I don't pull into my garage much faster than the Autopark does. It feels stranger to me to walk beside the car as it pulls into the place I'm heading than to ride into the garage with the car.

You'd rather go through the whole process of activating autopark then to simply keep driving into the garage?
 

LetsGoFast

Active Member
Oct 13, 2014
1,329
101
Virginia
You can certainly do it. Just put the car in park outside your garage and activate summon with the fob. I've done it a few times for entertainment purposes. I believe I'm better at parking than the car is, so I don't do it routinely.
 

Fanatic1

Member
Jan 16, 2016
216
25
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Hi all,

I just added a video demoing the new Summon Features in 7.1 (2.12.22). My favorite new feature is the ability to double-click the park button and simply get out of the car to automatically park the car in your garage. No keyfob or app required. I also demonstrate how you can adjust the "Summon Distance" if you want the car to stop before the default of 39 feet. My driveway is under 30 feet long, so this is exactly what I needed. I also show how those Consumer Reports concerns were addressed about requiring a button (in the app) to be held down the entire time a Summon is in progress. Enjoy!

Tesla 7.1 (2.12.22) New Summon Features Detailed - YouTube

Thanks for the great video. Can't wait to update. I was worried I would be in quandary as to whether or not I should install the next update since I don't really want the dead man switch. It's great that it's an option for those who leave bikes or backpacks in front of their car to run over.
 

MarkS22

Member
Apr 6, 2015
796
1,985
Morris County, NJ
Thanks for the great video. Can't wait to update. I was worried I would be in quandary as to whether or not I should install the next update since I don't really want the dead man switch. It's great that it's an option for those who leave bikes or backpacks in front of their car to run over.

Yes, it's a very serious safety concern in comparison to, say, driving 50mph with five feet separating you and another car traveling in the opposite direction at 50mph.
 

Oil4AsphaultOnly

Supporting Member
Mar 14, 2015
1,913
5,240
Arcadia, CA
Why, oh why, can't I autopark while staying inside the car. I go into my house through my garage door, which is in my garage. Why would I enable autopark in my driveway and walk along side my car into the garage?? Please, Tesla allow me to enable autopark without having to leave the car.

To me, this seems like the much more obvious use case for autopark. You pull into your driveway, push the autopark button. Enjoy the easy ride into the garage, get out and go inside....

Couldn't you effectively have this by enabling auto-park, open the door, and then close it (don't leave your seat)? Or does auto-park simply not activate until you've left your seat?
 

MarkS22

Member
Apr 6, 2015
796
1,985
Morris County, NJ
Couldn't you effectively have this by enabling auto-park, open the door, and then close it (don't leave your seat)? Or does auto-park simply not activate until you've left your seat?

No, I tried this. If you double-click the parking button, the AutoPark display appears on the center console. If you open and shut the driver's door, Summon does not begin. It must check the seat occupancy sensor. After trying twice while sitting down, I got out of the car and it parked automatically.

- - - Updated - - -

Does auto-park auto-fold the mirrors before entering the garage?

Yes, automatically by default. (I don't think you can override it, either.)
 

Oil4AsphaultOnly

Supporting Member
Mar 14, 2015
1,913
5,240
Arcadia, CA
No, I tried this. If you double-click the parking button, the AutoPark display appears on the center console. If you open and shut the driver's door, Summon does not begin. It must check the seat occupancy sensor. After trying twice while sitting down, I got out of the car and it parked automatically.

Sorry to be a bother, but how about one more test?

1) activate auto-park
2) open drivers door
3) open rear passenger door (behind driver) ... and get in rear passenger seat!! (edit: forgot this part)
4) close both doors
5) profit?
 

MarkS22

Member
Apr 6, 2015
796
1,985
Morris County, NJ
Sorry to be a bother, but how about one more test?

1) activate auto-park
2) open drivers door
3) open rear passenger door (behind driver) ... and get in rear passenger seat!! (edit: forgot this part)
4) close both doors
5) profit?

Okay, I tested this out.

1) Activate Auto-Park
2) Open Driver's Door and Get Out
3) Open Rear Passenger Door
4) Close Driver's Door (Summon does NOT start. It gives you time to let someone out of the back seat, for example, even with the driver's door closed.)
5) Close Passenger Door
5) Profit... Summon will commence.
 

Oil4AsphaultOnly

Supporting Member
Mar 14, 2015
1,913
5,240
Arcadia, CA
SCORE!!!

Thanks for being so generous with your time to scratch someone else's itch!!


Okay, I tested this out.

1) Activate Auto-Park
2) Open Driver's Door and Get Out
3) Open Rear Passenger Door
4) Close Driver's Door (Summon does NOT start. It gives you time to let someone out of the back seat, for example, even with the driver's door closed.)
5) Close Passenger Door
5) Profit... Summon will commence.
 

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