CleanTechnica posted an article this week showing 10 videos of Tesla owners testing out the feature, all of which included relatively successful results accompanied by entertained amazement. Elon Musk even retweeted Elsewhere, however, things have not gone so well. One Twitter user shared a video that showed an almost miss at a crossroads, where Tesla withdrew for oncoming traffic, while another Tesla owner on the Tesla Motors Club members' forum shared a video of their meeting car almost on the way into another vehicle.
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Obviously these examples has raised some safety concerns, namely whether drivers are ready to properly control their cars. The feature is designed to be used in step with user input, which means owners must be alert to obstacles and other traffic and release the button on the app before a collision can occur. Right now, some Tesla owners seem to be totally dependent on the car's safety features to avoid accidents.
It is also worth noting that in Tesla's own promotional videos, Smart Summon appears in fairly empty parking lots, so drivers may overestimate the feature's ability at what is still a relatively early stage in life. In any case, if you are using Smart Summon, be sure to keep an eye on the car's surroundings.