TL;DR While using Summon via the app, pressing any button on the key fob will stop the car faster due to less latency.
The Summon feature that comes with AutoPilot equipped Tesla’s is pretty great when you need to park in a tight stop. It allows the car to park itself in garage, and to move it forward and backward while standing outside it. In the US they can do this with the buttons on the car key fob. However, outside the US we are limited to the iOS and Android app.
Tesla is still working hard on it’s first mass market car, namely the Tesla Model 3. For a long time though, we have known that Tesla has also planned a Tesla Model Y. This will be a compact SUV, in other words, a smaller Model X.
Plenty of people today still have their reservation about buying an electric car. So, after having driven exclusively electric for the last two years, why is it that I think Teslas are awesome and wouldn’t even consider going back?
I see people ask about this a lot. How can you know if a car has Autopilot hardware, and if it does, what version? Even then the question remains, has it been enabled? I’ll answer all those questions below. Continue reading “How to see if a Tesla has AP”
This summer we decided to do a little experiment. Drive through Europe with our Model X while towing a caravan. This journey took us through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria and back again for a total distance of more than 6.000 km (3700+ miles).
Tesla certainly does things differently. One thing that really puts this into perspective is the Referral Program. This program allows Tesla owners to refer others, and give perks to both potential byers and owners. It is such an awesome way of incentivising word of mouth marketing through satisfied customers, rather than paying for expensive Super Bowl ads!
There is a question that a lot of Tesla owners are asking these days, is Autopilot 2.0 as good as 1.0 yet? At this point the two generations are pretty much equal as far as Autosteer goes – even though some other features are still lacking. Look below for what features have been implemented, and what features are still missing.