Tesla electric vehicles will be able to park themselves in the garage and drive across the country to pick up a passenger.
Last Fall, Tesla Version 7.0 software introduced a range of new Autopilot active safety and convenience features to give you more confidence behind the wheel, increase your safety on the road, and make highway driving more enjoyable.
The release of Tesla Version 7.1 software continues the improvements to self-driving technology. This release expands Autopilot functionality and introduces the first iteration of Summon.
Using Summon, once you arrive home and exit Model S or Model X, you can prompt it to do the rest: open your garage door, enter your garage, park itself, and shut down. In the morning, you wake up, walk out the front door, and summon your car. It will open the garage door and come to greet you.
More broadly, Summon also eliminates the burden of having to squeeze in and out of tight parking spots.
Eventually, your Tesla will be able to drive anywhere across the country to meet you, charging itself along the way. It will synch with your calendar to know exactly when to arrive.
The release of Tesla Version 7.1 software is the next step toward developing fully autonomous driving capabilities and delivering them through over-the-air software updates, keeping Tesla drivers at the forefront of driving technology in the years ahead.