Tesla Continues its Vice Grip on Badassedry

I doubt I’ll raise many eyebrows by stating that Elon Musk is a shotgun spray of badass. Open source tech, million dollar literal moonshot prizes, and a forward thinking (and acting) leader in environmental obviousness. None of this is new to the Daily Puff audience.

What may have slipped by you, however, is a small step towards Musk’s car fleet Tesla introducing autonomous driving right now. As in fucking today. All the general tech is in place for driverless cars, we’re just waiting on big insurance to figure out how to incorporate them on our roads. Enter the gray area of law; Tesla Summon.

This feature lets your new Tesla (you pre-ordered the butterfly door Model X, right?) act as your personal valet by driving to you with the touch of a button. Right now Tesla suggests that you only use this feature on private property, but there’s not much in the way to stop you from Summoning your $100k toy to the front steps of the office or pulling up as you leave the gym. Celebrating chivalry, it opens and closes the garage door for you. Tap the keyfob or phone app to engage Summon.

Ever the optimist, Musk sees coast-to-coast Summon from your phone commonplace in just a few years. Here’s hoping that other federal laws important to the Puff family can catch up to reason in that timeframe as well.