Tesla's 'smart summon' function is unleashing chaos in car parks

Some Tesla models now allow you to summon them via the app (Getty)

Tesla's Smart Summon is a neat feature that allows users to 'summon' their car via the app, and having it drive to them autonomously, like whistling for an obedient hound.

But the new feature, which rolled out to Tesla users this week via a software update, isn't without glitches.

Videos captured by Tesla users have shown the car nearly bumping into others - and in one video, nearly hitting their owner (although he does severely provoke it).

The autonomous parking function allows a Tesla to move out of a parking space and drive around obstacles towards its owner.

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The Tesla Inc. Model Y crossover electric vehicle sits on display during an unveiling event in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the cheaper electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be available from the spring of 2021. The vehicle's price will start at $39,000, a longer-range version will cost $47,000. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The Tesla Inc. Model Y crossover electric vehicle is test-driven during an unveiling event in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the cheaper electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be available from the spring of 2021. The vehicle's price will start at $39,000, a longer-range version will cost $47,000. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The Tesla Inc. Model Y crossover electric vehicle sits on display during an unveiling event in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the cheaper electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be available from the spring of 2021. The vehicle's price will start at $39,000, a longer-range version will cost $47,000. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Attendees gather to watch and participate in a test-drive of the Tesla Inc. Model Y crossover electric vehicle during an unveiling event in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the cheaper electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be available from the spring of 2021. The vehicle's price will start at $39,000, a longer-range version will cost $47,000. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The Tesla Inc. Model Y crossover electric vehicle is displayed during an unveiling event in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Friday, March 15, 2019. Musk said the cheaper electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be available from the spring of 2021. The vehicle's price will start at $39,000, a longer-range version will cost $47,000. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
People get into Tesla's Model Y for a test drive at the company's design studio Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Hawthorne, Calif. The Model Y may be Tesla's most important product yet as it attempts to expand into the mainstream and generate enough cash to repay massive debts that threaten to topple the Palo Alto, California, company. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Attendees take photographs of the Tesla Inc. Model Y crossover electric vehicle during an unveiling event in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Friday, March 15, 2019. Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the cheaper electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be available from the spring of 2021. The vehicle's price will start at $39,000, a longer-range version will cost $47,000. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks beside the new Tesla Model Y at its unveiling in Hawthorne, California on March 14, 2019. - Tesla introduced a new electric sports utility vehicle slightly bigger and more expensive than its Model 3, pitched as an electric car for the masses. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk showed off the 'Model Y' late Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the company's design studio in the southern California city of Hawthorne, and the company began taking orders online. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Attendee take photographs of the Tesla Inc. Model Y crossover electric vehicle during an unveiling event in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Friday, March 15, 2019. Musk said the cheaper electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be available from the spring of 2021. The vehicle's price will start at $39,000, a longer-range version will cost $47,000. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks past the new Tesla Model Y at its unveiling in Hawthorne, California on March 14, 2019. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's available as part of the Full Self-Driving option on Tesla cars.

There's a maximum range of 200 feet and the car needs to be within line of sight.

Tesla's site says, 'You are still responsible for your car and must monitor it and its surroundings at all times and be within your line of sight because it may not detect all obstacles.'

'Be especially careful around quick moving people, bicycles and cars.'

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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