Monday, March 16, 2020

Using Summon at Night in a Busy Parking Lot

My car was about 10 days old and I had just paid for FSD about 24 hrs prior via the mobile app.

The vehicle was parked at the end of the parking lot in a strip mall. I had taken my in-laws for dinner and they had no idea what a Tesla was.

To come get me, the had back out, not hit the curb behind, make a 90 degree turn, then make another 90 degree turn to come get me.

Additionally a car pulled into the parking lot going to a space that was in the path, so it had to negotiate that. The ladies in the car thought that the Tesla was vying for the same spot. A lot could have gone wrong. All I did was held then button down on the Smart Summon and hoped nothing bad would happen, at this point I was committed.

The outcome had a a little laughable moment. The poor girls assumed the Tesla was stalking them. I had to apologize to them.

Gotta love Smart Summon!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Update March 2020 - Track Mode V2

I got a notification on my phone that the there was a new software update. I was so excited to get 2020.8.1 update. I went to the car to make sure it was plugged in, because I needed it charged for the next morning. I clicked the Update button on the Tesla mobile app.

The screen in the car immediately changed to this 2 minute warning. and displayed a yellow timer logo on the top status bar.
2 minute warning that the car is about to do a software update
While the update was going on, the mobile app displayed the the updated percentages and showed when the car was rebooting (Lol!)