Roll up, roll up

Tesla has added a partial self-parking feature to its optional Autopilot self-steering functionality.

Called Summon, the system allows the car to be controlled via the Tesla app from outside the car – provided it is within the range of the keyfob. It allows the car to be remotely driven up to 10 metres forward or backwards to allow it to be manoeuvred into a tight space – or to show off to friends.

Tesla says it has Australian regulatory approval for the system to be controlled via the app, but not the keyfob, as it is overseas.

Summon is free if you have Autopilot, a system that adds $3800 to the price of a new Tesla or $4500 for the software update if you’ve already taken delivery.