The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is especially mindful of each one of those Tesla Smart Summon bomb videos they’ve been sharing these previous days. As indicated by Reuters, the agency has even begun investigating parking lot crashes including the new feature, which allows owners to autonomously summon their cars to them in the parking lot. Reuters says the videos making the rounds include a Tesla striking a wall and another being hit by vehicle backing up while the Summon feature was being used.
NHTSA told the news organization: “We are in ongoing contact with the company and we continue to gather information. Safety is NHTSA’s top priority and the agency will not hesitate to act if it finds evidence of a safety-related defect.”
The agency uncovered that it’s watching out for Tesla similarly as company boss Elon Musk tweeted that the element was utilized more than multiple times in its initial couple of days. His company took off Smart Summon with a software update a week ago, enabling proprietors to drive their vehicle to where they’re standing just by contacting a catch on the Tesla application.
While the component can stop the vehicle on the off chance that it detects an obstacle, it’s as yet expected to work with human information. The company advised its clients to utilize the component just in the event that they’re remaining around 200 feet from the vehicle and have a reasonable observable pathway. It likewise cautioned them to screen their vehicle and its surroundings consistently and to be “especially careful around quick moving people, bicycles and cars.” in the event that they do see an impediment, they can lift their finger from the Summon catch and prevent their car from moving before it brings on any mishap.