Enhanced Summon

Enhanced Summon

Pretty slow at this stage. I think I’d rather enhance my health and simply walk to the car. For now. :)

NKYTA | March 24, 2019

Granny mode seems appropriate.

Daisy the Road ... | March 24, 2019

We have a long driveway with some bends in it. The old summon wasn't useful since the car had to turn as it exited the garage. This will be useful for getting the cars rearranged while reducing the entry/exit wear on seats. Super slow though.

scott | March 24, 2019

The slow speed will matter far less to me when it’s raining. | March 24, 2019

Tesla didn't show the "Mad Max" mode where summon drives 100 mph around the parking lot. Can't wait (literally).

packpike | March 24, 2019

About the same speed as regular summon. I had to use it today to get out of a parking space and other cars in the parking lot were not amused by the slow speed.

rsrivast | March 24, 2019

does everyone have have enhanced summon on their MS? I am still patiently waiting for the sentry mode. | March 24, 2019

@rsrivast - I'm fairly sure Enhanced Summon is in general release. I think it is still in early beta and a few owners who got special early access for beta features.

No sentry mode for me (I have HW2.0). Friend's M3 has Sentry mode. | March 24, 2019

should be:

...Enhanced Summon is NOT in general release .....

raffidesigns | March 24, 2019

From what I have seen, The Model 3's have been going around a parking spot and parking lot as if there is a car parked and not just aimlessly driving through a parking lot which is nice. This would be useful for someone who parked 150 feet away and lets say it's raining. Enhanced Summon is only on Model 3's for now. (Model X HW2.5) I'm hoping to receive the new software sometime early April (Fingers crossed) Some of the videos are not as educational. Once I get it, will give you guys a taste. Both outside and inside.

**Enhanced Summon is capable of driving a max of 2 Mph. This software enhancement will only be tested in an empty parking lot of my office. Enhanced Summon will not be used at grocery store or are anywhere else until some point later.**

DRFLGD | March 24, 2019

LOL! The car comes to YOU and some are complaining that it doesn't get there fast enough! Oy.

nothotpocket | March 24, 2019

I'm not sure when I'd make use of this feature. It would be great to have your car go and find a parking spot after dropping you off in front of the office, but it would have to work 99.9% of the time. I can just see coming out of the building four hours later and seeing your confused Tesla stalled out after being cornered by an errant traffic cone and garbage truck in the morning. As far as summoning the car to you, I'm simply not that patient.

Daisy the Road ... | March 24, 2019

Some communities, for example Sausalito, have very narrow garages set into hillsides. Very hard to make them bigger, and the MS is so wide that the driver can't exit the car. That makes for a pretty good use case for the summon feature

Ohmster | March 24, 2019

I use Summon every day to park and exit my garage because I want it as close to the wall left of the car as possible. Works great. But no way I'm going to Summon the car to me from a far at that speed. And if it's raining, I'm more than likely to have an umbrella. :)

Perhaps when it is more confident and less granny like......

EVRider | March 25, 2019

@raffidesigns: Where did you read that Enhanced Summon is only going to Model 3 at this point? That’s true for Sentry Mode, but I haven’t seen anywhere that Enhanced Summon is restricted to Model 3.

kerryglittle | March 25, 2019

I would be happy if I could summon my car out of the garage without it trying to make a U turn halfway out. Has done it twice now for no reason as nothing was in its way and the walls had no obstacles to cause it concern. Not trusting it any more and don't use it.

markahaden | March 25, 2019

@kerryglittle: I agree. Summon used to be a decent party-trick. It's not even that any longer....

I do hope to eventually have the Enhanced Summon feature, to expand my party-trick repertoire.

rrjenks21 | March 25, 2019

Still waiting for sentry mode too. 2018 MS. Hopefully soon.

kerryglittle | March 25, 2019

Nailed it markahaden. Party trick in an open parking lot. LOL.

raffidesigns | March 25, 2019

@EVRider So far only owners of the Model 3 are receiving the latest and greatest. Perhaps that is because of the single display vs the two displays the model S & X have. Two different software layouts. | March 25, 2019

S/X has three different hardware platforms, so more design and validation is necessary over the 3 to roll it out to HW2.0, HW2.5 and HW3.0 (just rolling out now). That could explain why the 3/X is getting it later. | March 25, 2019

... why the S/X is....

kcheng | March 26, 2019

I'd be more confident in Summon and Enhanced Summon, if the Tesla phone app showed some indication of what the car sees, or what path the car is thinking of taking. I just want to know that it's going to pull out of any space completely before making a turn, etc. If they could just map out the intended path on the app, from it to you, then you could quickly judge if it's going to work.

Robocheme | March 26, 2019

I have EAP, but not FSD on my 3. Is Enhanced Summon an EAP feature or a FSD feature?

Daisy the Road ... | March 26, 2019

Robcheme, just to be clear, no one has FSD. Some people have purchased a discounted early option for FSD, if and when the hardware and software becomes available.

MJP.75D | March 26, 2019

I have active FSD on my 2016 AP1 75D (but only when my wife is driving).....and I can report that it still needs some work as its prone to erratic turns, wild fluctuations in speed and sitting at lights long after they’ve turned green. I’ve considered an “upgrade” to a new model but I cannot afford the payments. Grin on!

Robocheme | March 26, 2019

Daisy, I realize that true FSD doesn't exist, but under the new AP/FSD split some features that were in EAP ended up in FSD (e.g. Navigation by Autopilot, Autopark, Summons). I was wondering if Enhanced Summons ended up in EAP or in FSD.

Robocheme | March 26, 2019

Daisy, I realize that true FSD doesn't exist, but under the new AP/FSD split some features that were in EAP ended up in FSD (e.g. Navigation by Autopilot, Autopark, Summons). I was wondering if Enhanced Summons ended up in EAP or in FSD.

Ohmster | March 27, 2019

I believe Enhanced Summon is now in FSD and not in AP (the new one). :)

EVRider | March 27, 2019

@Robocheme: Good question. It’s not clear to me either which of the new features will be part of EAP for those owners who already had it.

avesraggiana | March 27, 2019

Has any Model X or S gotten Enhanced Summon?

docnartman | March 27, 2019

My Model X (100D - November 2018 build) received an update with last night with Sentry Mode, Dog Mode and red light recognition. No Enhanced Summon. I have EAP (pre-revision) and also purchased FSD. Obviously using HW 2.5. I’m assuming Enhanced Summon will be in the next update. Don’t expect to use it much but fun feature to have!

avesraggiana | March 27, 2019

@docnartman. I believe I got the same update just this morning. X100D July 2018 build with HW2.5, but only added FSD several days ago at the one-time-only discounted price of $2000.

I'm hoping that steep charge on my credit card will get me this latest gee whiz, party trick. (Enhanced Summon).

docnartman | March 27, 2019

Agree - I too jumped right on that $2k FSD price tag. I'm actually more curious on how they'll manage the upgrade from HW 2.5 to 3.0 for folks who bought FSD. I'm very happy with the MX100D, but I still shudder thinking I have to drop off my vehicle at a Service Center and how communications will be in getting the new HW installed. I know its at least the new GPU(s), but saw some discussion there may be a secondary radar. I still have PTSD from the communications and experience from ordering to receiving the

Clpeebles | April 2, 2019

Still not clear if Enhanced Summon is available to Model 3's with Enhanced Auto Pilot or just for those that will have
FSD? Anyone have a clear, consice answer? Gracias! | April 2, 2019

I'm about 98% sure any car with EAP gets advanced summon. Tesla may have even confirmed this, but I can't place where I saw that.

EVRider | April 2, 2019

I just found this Teslarati article that says Enhanced Summon will be included in EAP without FSD:

OH TSLA | April 2, 2019

Just to confirm - 2017 Model S 75D. I received the Enhanced Summon update, but I did sign up for the early software release program. I have used the Enhanced Summon on a few occasions - all in low traffic parking lots. There were some total failures (the vehicle backed out of the parking space and continued backing through the lot moving away from me) to some "wow" that worked great moments (I stood between the vehicle and an island in the parking lot - centered behind the island - and watched the vehicle hesitate - then chose a direction to steer around the island to my position.) I'm still working up the courage to try it with more traffic - but the update does exist for MS.

OH TSLA | April 2, 2019

Oh - and I have the EAP package from Fall of 2017 - not FSD.

Gitongisip | April 26, 2019

I have enhance autopilot with summon feature and my car was delivered july 2018 and paid 5k. I did not purchase FSD at that time. My question is "is enhance summon be available to m3 with enhance autopilot"

EVRider | April 26, 2019

@Gitongisip: Enhanced Summon will be available on any car with EAP. Cars with the newer basic AP will not get Enhanced Summon unless they also have FSD.

sethlsams | April 26, 2019

I wish there was a way I could have the Summon feature added to my car without having to pay $7000 for the Full Self Driving upgrade. I only have the Autopilot package.

They should offer just a Summon add-on upgrade for like $1000 or something like that.

sethlsams | April 26, 2019

Or just have the basic Summon feature included with Autopilot and the Enhanced Summon included with the Full Self Driving upgrade.

All I want to do is be able to get my car in and out of the garage without hitting the doors on the wall every time I get in and out lol

EVRider | April 26, 2019

@sethlsams: Most people wouldn't think Summon alone is worth $1,000. Maybe once it gets better it will be. I never use Summon now, and once Enhanced Summon is available, I probably won't use that until the car drives at normal parking lot speeds when coming to get you.

Before people were wishing they could get TACC without all the other stuff, and now basic AP gives them that plus Autosteer. Some people are never satisfied. :-)

Ohmster | April 26, 2019

Summon alone is easily worth $1k to me. Use it every day getting in and out of the garage (tight to the left). And with me in a brace and crutches, it has been priceless.

‘17 S75 & X75D: (Uncorked EAP FSD AP2.5 Bio 8.5)*2. Grin on!