Even though Tesla’s Smart Summon feature has been scrutinized almost as soon as it was deployed, there are instances in which lots of people might still find it very useful.
In fact, Tesla themselves say that Smart Summon is a “perfect feature to use if you have an overflowing shopping cart, are dealing with a fussy child or simply don’t want to walk to your car through the rain.” Well, here’s what that latter scenario looks like.
Now, the system may not be perfect, as demonstrated by several Tesla owners who ended up denting their cars or simply found the tech to be otherwise glitchy or impractical.
Then again, that clearly isn’t always the case, and if you’re facing a torrential downpour and you’ve got a full cart and kids to watch over, you might fancy having your car come closer to your location, rather than getting yourself, your family and everything you bought wet.
This video, which was taken last week in Orland Park, Illinois, is a little shaky, but in the end the Model 3 makes it to its destination, although its positioning was far from perfect. We also don’t understand why it didn’t just back up out of the spot so it could drive right up to its owners.
Instead, it chose to drive forward (crossing into the opposite parking slot), and eventually stopping a few yards away from where it would have been ideal.
Given the circumstances, some users may have found this outcome acceptable, but ultimately, the U.S. automaker definitely needs to fine-tune a few things as far as Smart Summon is concerned.
The Model 3 in question also didn’t crash into anything, so at least there’s that.