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Tesla’s ‘smart summon’ feature is
causing fender benders, parking lot jams

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Posted By: Ribicon, 10/1/2019 10:46:43 AM

These self-driving cars wouldn’t pass a learner’s permit test. A feature unveiled last week by Tesla allows owners to “summon” their rides with a smartphone from up to 200 feet away—but the rollout has not been smooth. A number of owners using the “Smart Summon” feature have shared videos and photos of their Teslas causing fender benders and other parking lot jams as the unoccupied cars navigated the roadway.(Snip) “Tried in my empty drive way. Car went forward and ran into the side of garage. Love the car but saddened.” In another “Smart Summon” attempt, a driver has to slam

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Sharing the road with people playing on their smartphones isn't dangerous enough, so now we have cars that crash themselves while the owners stand on the sidewalk while playing with their smartphones. On the other hand, think of the convenience.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared 10/1/2019 10:57:43 AM (No. 194613)
Who are these idiots who think self-driving cars are ready for Prime Time? How are insurance companies handling this: Make the owner pay, the manufacturer, Microsoft, Google, all of them???
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 10/1/2019 11:30:29 AM (No. 194660)
It's like an old movie cowboy whistling for his horse to come to him. Only that the horse had more sense of where he is, unlike the Tesla.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jacksin5 10/1/2019 11:46:39 AM (No. 194678)
Brought to you by the same man who wants you to populate the uninhabitable planet Mars.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 10/1/2019 12:28:10 PM (No. 194718)
Brought to you by the people who want to build a Starship.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/1/2019 1:46:37 PM (No. 194784)
There's a simple solution to this problem of running into things: Just put "overdrive" in the Teslas, and they'll drive over everything. There ya go! Problem solved!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFNader 10/1/2019 2:00:14 PM (No. 194804)
Gosh, I hope Elon's magic 'lectric makin' solar panels work better than this Edsel.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Videodrone 10/1/2019 3:40:57 PM (No. 194867)
#6 - no, those just start fires...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 10/1/2019 5:42:22 PM (No. 194933)
The idea that current levels of sensor technology and computer technology are actually up to doing this seemingly trivial task is patently, obviously, and now provably ridiculous, stupid, nonsensical and SHOULD BE ILLEGAL. Insanity, with computers playing bumper cars.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/1/2019 6:25:39 PM (No. 194965)
Tesla's are basically STUPID...get over it!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Smart11344 10/2/2019 2:47:23 PM (No. 195877)
I'm 75. 17 years ago I bought a Toyota Camry. It still runs as if it was brand new. I can see no need to buy a dangerous Tesla.
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