Tesla Model Y owner Summons his car through the floodwater (video)



The owner of a Tesla Model Y compact electric SUV from Florida was able to put the Smart Summon feature to work in one of its best use-cases. The Model Y in the following video stood for an hour-long rain in Florida and when the rain stopped, the parking lot was filled with floodwater.

This is when the owner (Raudel Molina) remembered that his Tesla is loaded with the Full Self-Driving (FSD) package. As soon as the idea blinked in his mind, he took out his phone, opened the Tesla Mobile App, and called the car to himself, just like a pet would run for his master, his car reached him itself.

He expressed his thoughts in an Instagram post:

So it rained for like an hour and when I finally was able to go to my car I realized that it was in a flooded area. I remembered about the Smart Summon and put it to work. It did a really good job better than expected.

Raudel Molina / YouTube.
– Sponsored –

As the original purpose of the Smart Summon self-driving feature is to call your car to yourself within a parking lot or private property, the Model Y in the above video performed the act perfectly. The car first backed-up slowly and then turned itself to the right, as soon as it faced the truck it stopped and took the best stance for moving forward.

Someone commented that if the car is driving itself, why the windshield wipers are running? The answer is that Tesla cars have three main forward-facing cameras behind the windshield, if Autopilot feels the vision is distorted, the wipers are activated automatically.

Not having an engine and a tailpipe, electric vehicles are much more drivable in flooded areas and are less prone to getting turned-off or risking water flowing into the engine. Elon Musk had described the phenomenon and said Teslas can turn into boats for brief periods of time in the following tweet.

But this functionality should be only be used in shallow waters or only in emergency situations, not like the Tesla Model X owner who drove his SUV through the South Dakota floods last year.

Related: How Tesla Summon is helpful for people with disabilities (video demo)

Follow us for more interesting Tesla stories:
Google News | Flipboard | RSS (Feedly).


Iqtidar Ali
Iqtidar Alihttp://www.teslaoracle.com
Iqtidar has been writing about Tesla, Elon Musk, and EVs for more than 3 years on XAutoWorld.com, many of his articles have been republished on CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, maintains a healthy relationship with the Tesla community across the Social Media sphere. You can reach him on Twitter @IqtidarAlii

Latest News

Watch the Tesla Cybertruck drive through the salty sea water like a boss

Tesla Cybertruck is currently the most anticipated vehicle of the entire automotive industry globally. Tesla showrooms are getting rushed...

Canada’s lone Cybertruck attracts massive crowds waiting in line to get a first look, more Tesla showrooms get it in the US

On the day of Black Friday and the following weekend, a massive number of Canadians chose to see the...

Elon Musk’s iPhone wallpaper of Starship’s 2nd launch tells us a bit about his phone preferences

CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk shared his personal phone's wallpaper on X (Twitter) a couple of days...

Tesla silences critics with Cybertruck’s immaculate build quality and perfect panel gaps, delivers it to more showrooms before Black Friday

With each passing day, we are getting closer to the most hyped and anticipated automotive event of the year...
- Advertisement -

Elon Musk’s iPhone wallpaper of Starship’s 2nd launch tells us a bit about his phone preferences

CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk shared his personal phone's wallpaper on X (Twitter) a couple of days...

2nd Starship launch was a success, it went way beyond stage separation and then missing in space

After 7 months of excitement, hurdles, and wait, SpaceX finally launched Starship for the 2nd time. Although both Super...

SpaceX delays Starship launch to Saturday 18th Nov to fix a grid fin on the Super Heavy rocket, says Elon Musk

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced on his social media platform X that the 2nd Starship launch which was...

Tesla Tips & Tricks

Calculating Tesla Model 3 range loss through a cold winter night (video)

As the holiday season is nearing, cold weather is...

Watch what happens when the Tesla Model 3 screen is smashed with a hammer while driving

A tech YouTuber Taras Maksimuk has performed a very...

Leaked photo of the Tesla Cybertruck bed reveals 3 power outlets of 110 and 220 volts

As close as we get to the Cybertruck Delivery...

Tesla Quarterly Reports & Eearnings

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended for You