Black Desert allows you to do a few tasks remotely such as recovering your mount, sending alts to various locations etc. Depending on what you elect to do this can take different amounts of time, and both services have a silver cost.
From the Exit screen you can send a character to a different location. You do this with characters who are offline, and you are limited to sending them to locations you have already been to. This is a good way to send characters to various cities to transport goods, but it does take time for them to travel.
When your mount is killed, destroyed or lost you can visit the appropriate NPC (Stable-hand, Dock Master etc) and recover your mount. Remote recover will weaken the target, but that can be repaired with silver at the same NPC.