What makes this more funny than scary? Maybe it’s the fact that the Tesla isn’t driving on a highway. Or maybe it’s because we like cars and we like dogs. Or maybe, just maybe, we seriously just want dogs to start driving us to work, and anything that gets us closer to this reality is perfectly OK with us.
If you’re wondering why the car stops at 0:07, it’s because the person holding the camera is in the way:
Ah what a considerate feature, err, I mean dog.
We’ve seen videos on YouTube abusing Tesla’s AutoPilot, but this is just cute. For those wondering, this appears — but we can’t be 100 percent sure — to be the new Summon function. According to Tesla, the feature can:
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. During this Beta stage of Summon, we would like customers to become familiar with it on private property.
Elon Musk has famously said that in 2018, he expects Tesla owners will be able to summon their cars from anywhere. This does raise an important consideration that Tesla needs to explore: What happens if you Summon your car and someone is already in it?