Man Uses Tesla's 'Summon' Feature To Move Car From Work Office, Avoid Parking Tickets

November 2, 2018


This is a short video of Janeville, Wisconsin based Tesla owner Shawn Kennedy moving his Tesla from one spot to another in a 2-hour parking zone using the car's 'summon' feature (designed to have the car come to your location) from the convenience of his office. Of course this will only work if there's an open spot between you and your car's current location, otherwise you're still sending an angry $40 check in the mail. Or, if you park where I last got a ticket, $400 and another $300 to get your car back out of the impound lot. "Jesus, where did you park?" On the sidewalk. I took the case to court, but apparently, 'There was no sign saying I couldn't,' wasn't as strong an argument as I was hoping, and the judge found my mic-drop 'inappropriate.'

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to hairless, who just goes out and moves his car every two hours because it gives him the opportunity to take a quick power-nap in the backseat.

  • Grant



  • JJtoob

    I used to live in Mexico City and years ago they came up with a genius idea to lower air pollution: Limit car usage by giving everyone a day they shouldn't be on the roads, then have that day move down so it's fair for everyone. This worked well until some people bought two cars just to defeat that system. The government fired back by extending the limit to two days a week.

    Point is, laws will eventually catch up to close this loophole. From the comments here, that's a reality in some places already.

  • Bosun Higgs

    A guy who can afford a Tesla can't afford parking?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Paying for frivolous things like parking and avacado toast is why you can't afford a Tesla.

  • Bosun Higgs

    I can do without the avocados, thanks. It sounds like this guy is a cheapskate.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    That wouldn't work in my town. Those goddamn [redacted] fine you if you've parked for a total of more than 2 hours on the same street during the day, no matter if it was once during the morning for less than 2 hours then once during the evening for less then two hours two spots over. Learned that the hard way while trying to wave my fine in court.

    I literally have to go and borrow my mom's vehicle for the evening.

  • Bling Nye

    That sucks. I learned that the trend is now a lot of cities use digital tracking instead of/or in addition to the ol' chalk-on-the-tire-trick. They assign it by block not parking stall, so moving a spot or two away isn't going to work, you have to go past a cross-street to a different block.

  • Jenness

    They can do this, but OMG it takes the Pentagon to have them read your meter properly if you catch an overcharge.

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