Industry favorite Elon Musk is at it again. Well-known for grandiose promises and salacious soundbites, Musk detractors relish in the scientist’s “failures” especially as they relate to said promises. One promise (a declaration more than a promise really) was Musk’s famous 2016 tweet indicating Tesla would demonstrate a self-driven trip across the U.S. the following year, 2017. Later in January of 2017, Musk followed this up by promising Tesla would achieve “full self-driving capability” in 6 more months – June/July of 2017. We are now 3 years down the line, and detractors love to throw that back in Musk’s face.
Elon is great at deflecting however, and instead of recognizing that he might have overshot with those initial tweets, Musk is now moving on to something even more eye-catching. Smart Summon is a new Tesla feature that will enable Tesla drivers to summon their car (only if the car is within their line of sight). [...]