Submitted by lmorda2 on Sun, 2019-10-06 17:20
Let me begin by saying that I used smart summon this afternoon in an environment that was not the smartest to use it. But I was with my parents who are both handicapped and have a very difficult time walking, and my five year old who is very unpredictable. We were at a community park next to a high school that had a very large parking lot. I had eyes on my Tesla and decided to use smart summon. I could not see any people, especially children, in the summon path. Apparently the car next to mine had a dad who was loading up an eight and ten year old into his SUV that was directly next to me. So what I thought was eyes on everything was actually a blind spot right next to my car. I couldn't see them because the SUV was so large and that side of their SUV was pretty much the only place I didn't have eyes on. Maybe that was my biggest mistake. My Model 3 pulled out about 2 feet, and all of a sudden to my surprise the family of three came out to see what was going on. I obviously let go and immediately walked over to see what was going on. I tried to explain that the car used cameras to make sure no one would get hit, and that if anyone was in its path (which I've tested on my own) it would immediately stop. I felt really awful, and then the confrontation got very ugly and aggressive, cursing, physical threats, a demand for an apology. It was 90 degrees out today, and two exhausted handicapped grandparents and my own five year old, I could have used better judgement and opted to figure something else out.