Tesla, the leading electric car maker known for innovation, has rolled out some groundbreaking technology over the past few months. Now the company has taken to YouTube to inform people of the advantages the technology offers to potential buyers.
Tesla making life easier
Tesla’s YouTube video titled “Revolutionize Your Commute” targets people who begin and end their workdays on the freeway. In the video, a commuter is shown preparing to leave his house and pulls his Tesla out of the garage with the new “Summon” feature. The feature debuted earlier this month and allows users to make use of their smartphones to summon their Teslas from garages or parking spaces.
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The feature has a limitation as it does not have the capability to pull Teslas out of parallel parking spots and only allows the vehicle to drive straight forward or backward. Despite these shortcomings, the Summon feature is impressive technology and is of use to people having narrow garages and who feel lazy getting their cars out.
“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,” Tesla said in an earlier blog post about the feature.
Autopilot in focus
Autopilot is the most talked-about feature in the video clip. This autonomous driving system was released in October and since then has been a part of many discussions and has faced numerous controversies as well. There are several videos that purport to show Autopilot failures. However, these videos are mainly the result of people trying to do some crazy things with the feature.
In the video, Tesla demonstrated what Autopilot can actually do. In the video, the EV firm explains that the feature allows the Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes simply by tapping the turn signal and make use of active, traffic-aware cruise control.
“Digital control of motors, brakes, and steering helps avoid collisions from the front and sides, as well as preventing the car from wandering off the road,” the video says.
On Wednesday, Tesla shares closed down 2.84% at $188.07. Year to date, the stock is down by almost 22%, while in the last year, it is down by over 6%.