As I read through the Release Notes in the latest 2.12.126 update, I couldn't help but wonder if Tesla was "returning the favor" (CR's Recommended List dilemma) to Consumer Reports by conceding to CR's dire request to have Summon only work from the phone App using a dead-man's style switch.
"As we (CR) used the system, we became concerned that, in an emergency, a user might not be able stop the car right away if they were to press the wrong part of the key fob (the buttons are not marked) or if they dropped the key fob. The operation of Tesla’s app when we tried it on an iPhone 6S had issues too. When we closed the app with the car in motion (something that might happen accidentally), the car continued to move."
"As is our normal practice when we have a safety concern, we (CR) contacted the manufacturer and described our findings. Tesla got back to us quickly and said that its engineers had examined the issue and had worked out a fix. A new software upgrade to be deployed later this week will limit the Summon operation to the smartphone app and require the user to keep his or her finger on the phone screen—essentially operating it as a dead man’s switch. While you can’t initiate operation of Summon with the key fob—you can stop the vehicle moving by touching a button on the fob."
BUT... to my surprise, Tesla's latest update allows us owners to DECIDE whether we want to treated like the idiots CR thinks we are OR to continue advancing Summon as responsible adults. That's a win-win and (to me) a big, fat "bird" to CR for all the help they've given Tesla recently. Thank you Tesla! And thank you CR, not.
P.S.- Here's the verbiage from Tesla's Release Notes with my opinions added in parenthesis:
"Summon has a new mode that requires you to press and hold a button in the Tesla mobile app to operate the feature. This mode is enabled by default." (Thank you CR)
"You can disable the mode by selecting NO for the REQUIRE CONTINUOUS PRESS setting. When you do so, more convenient ways to park and retrieve your vehicle become available." ("BIRD")