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Musk Claims Sublimity For Future Summon Feature

Tesla cars currently have a "Summon" feature that is actually pretty handy for moving the car in and out of the garage, and can sometimes bring your car to you in an empty parking lot.

In the future, however, Mr. Musk says that this feature will be "sublime":

Speaking for science fiction fans, we've been waiting a long time for automatic parking - at least since 1934, when John W. Campbell described it in Twilight

I took the manual controls then and landed. And no sooner had I got out, then the ship rose automatically and started off by itself. They had automatic parking devices.

Campbell didn't give intelligence to the car; he created, in imagination, an entire machine city.


(Machine city from 'Twilight' by Don Stuart (John W. Campbell).)

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