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You Can Summon Your Tesla Out of a Parking Spot

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by brucet999, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

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    User's manual instructions for parking and unparking with summon state unequivocally that to unpark via "Summon", the car must have parked itself using "Summon".

    Not true, I have discovered. I parked my car myself in perpendicular parking spaces, both front in and backed in, walked away until after the doors auto locked, and then returned and summoned it out of the space.

    Could be very handy when some jerk has parked too close to your driver door for you to get in.
     
  2. FolsomMike

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    Where did it stop after you summoned it out?
     
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    If I did not stop it with FOB or iPhone app, it went about 40 feet in a straight line.

    BTW, "Summon" could be initiated at more than twice the stated 10 feet away from the car.
     
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    I "Summon"ed my car from a back in parking place. I stood in front of it and it stopped about 24 inches from me.
     
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    This is right. I was able to initiate Summon via my iPhone sitting in my family room through two doors about 25-30 feet away. Key fob was in my pocket.
     
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    As to the requirement for level ground, Max backed out of my garage, down a driveway that slopes 10" in 20 feet and stopped with rear wheels off the approach apron at the curb and onto the street gutter.
     
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    Does anyone know the standard distance that it will travel after leaving the garage? I have noticed that sometimes it stops just outside my garage and other times it travelled almost out to the street.
     
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    i just updated my iPhone app and I don't see summons in the app
     
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    From what I've read, it's set to 39 feet. It would be nice if that distance could be set by the user.

    When I've tried summoning from the garage, as someone else mentioned earlier, if I don't stop it manually the car backs out until the back is sticking out in the street.

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    I'm sitting here in a restaurant with the car way out of sight. After reading your post I opened the iPhone Tesla app and the Summon button is there. A little worrisome, actually. I hope that if I pushed it it would not work. But I'm not going to find out now. :)
     
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    iPhone app "summon" button only works when the FOB is close enough for the car to sense it.
     
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    Just three conditions need to exist for it to work.

    1. 7.1 installed and Summon enabled
    2. Phone and fob need to be close together
    3. You need to be 10' from your car

    This last point still needs to be tested if you can be farther.
     
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    Did it work?
     
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    That does not appear to be correct based on the post by @Patrick W and others. Instead, the fob needs to be close to the phone, not close to the car.
     
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    How could that be true, technically? What mechanism could test for whether fob and phone were close?
     
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    #15 brucet999, Jan 16, 2016
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    Not so. FOB may need to be close to the phone, but iPhone summon will not work if FOB is not near the car.
     
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    II discovered today you can also stop the car by pressing the door handle. And the phone cannot detect the fob.
     
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    Did you notice as well that the car won't auto present door handles after it stops in "Summon" mode? In fact, I have had to push the door handle twice to get it to present.
     
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    I discovered today that you can even "summon" the car while sitting in the driver's seat. Strange, yes, but it works. We found an empty parking lot and moved the car forward and backward using only the key fob, all while seated in the car.
     
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    Does it also work with iPhone?
     
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    Yes, I tested that.
     

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