Would you pay for a køreprogram, not yet fully developed, ask yourself outside of your luxury car and let the program control the car out of your garage - with no opportunity to intervene than a button on your smartphone?
It is what the american elbilproducent Tesla has offered its customers the past two years, and many have taken the so-called 'Summon'program. Among them the Norwegian Azim Entezary, who owns a Tesla Model X and has a quite small garage to park it in.
for a long time he used the 'Summon'feature to remotely control his car out of the garage, but it stopped abruptly when the car suddenly control himself in garagevæggen in december.
The writing of the World.
the Accident happened supposedly so fast that Azim Entezary could not reach to stop Teslaen, and the meeting with the garagevæggen resulted in a damage to the car's left front fender.
It will now Azim Entezary to call the feature 'useless', and warn others against using it.
- I know that it is a beta version, but not that it is so inaccurate that you can't rely on it at all. If the feature is so useless that you can't rely on it, why they sell the so, ask Tesla owner rhetorical opposite of the World and adds:
- I warn strongly against using this feature.
'Summon'feature is a part of Tesla's autopilot package, which costs about 32,000 Danish kroner in Norway and makes the car able to follow traffic, keep within its lane and run off the motorway at the right exit.
the Autopilot has been the subject of much media attention and criticism, not least due to a number of accidents that have taken place, while the autopilot has been engaged.
Tesla stresses on its website that the autopilot continued to be seen as a assistanceværktøj, where it is the driver who is always responsible for having control over the car'.
According to the World shown a similar warning in the user manual for the Azim Entezarys Tesla. Here it says also, that the driver must be ready to react quickly through the use of the 'Summon'feature, and that the sensors' ability to get the eye on the surroundings is limited by parking in narrow places.
With the story belongs, therefore, to the owner's garage barely has room for the big car.
Azim Entezary has, by his own admission been as careful as possible, since he used it, and he believes, therefore, that Tesla Norway should pay to repair the damage on the car. It has the importer, however, rejected on the grounds that it is your sole responsibility to use the autopilot.
- We are sorry to hear that the client has had a negative experience, when he parked his car, but we do not recognise his description of 'Summon'feature. We know that our customers have great use of this function in their daily use of the car, write to the media and adds:
- the Driver is responsible for having control of the car, when 'Summon' is used, and (the driver, red.) can disconnect in a number of ways, if there were to arise a reason for it.