However, in the past week, Tesla began to roll out another step toward them as companies pursue the goal of full autonomy.
It's called Smart Summon -- a remote control-like function that allows owners to use their smart phones to direct their vehicles to back out of parking spaces and navigate very short distances to come pick them up.
Smart Summon is part of the company's V10 software update on its Model 3, Model S and Model X electric cars.
But there's an important caveat to using this new system that a lot of people seem to be ignoring: Simply put, Smart Summon is NOT for use in public spaces.
Tesla has clearly stated that's not what the darn thing is designed for.
Of course, as social media readily shows, Tesla owners are already attempting to push Smart Summon's intelligence and usage boundaries.