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You can remotely drive your new Tesla via smartphone

Tesla Remote control car

Tesla remote control technology will let you drive the car from a smartphone, in your line of sight

Ever thought of having a Tesla RC car? Well, it seems Elon Musk and his army of engineers are ready to bring a life-size remote control car. Wait. That’s actually a real-life Tesla car which you can drive every day with remote control technology that can be operated via smartphone. Something similar to the BMW 5-Series and BMW 7-Series Parking Assist tech.

The automaker has just received the approval from regulators for its remote control technology. This new tech will allow the owners to drive the car without sitting behind the steering wheel. Christened as Advanced Summon feature, this is exactly identical to the BMW tech. With this, you can remotely bring the car out of your garage or park it inside the car without sitting in it. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?

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This technology offers a bit more than just parking and coming out of the garage itself. The Advanced Summon feature also lets the car to find an empty spot and read the signs. The American electric vehicle manufacturer claims Tesla cars will receive the technology from next year. However, it is not clear if only the new cars will come with this or the existing models on road will get the software through OTA update as well.

The carmaker has been known for its Autopilot feature that lets the car drive itself. While there were a couple of accidents due to the failure of this tech, it has been majorly successful so far. Now, the upcoming Advanced Summon feature comes as part of this tech only. It will work in association with a host of cameras and sensors mounted around the car.

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The company currently sells models like X SUV, S sedan and Model 3. The Model 3 compact electric sedan was expected to launch in India officially, as Tesla claimed. However, the brand is yet to keep its promise.