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Auto Parallel Parking feature working for anyone?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Gr8pursuit, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Gr8pursuit

    Gr8pursuit Member

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    Anyone get the parallel parking feature to work yet, if so, what's the trick.
    Looks like it's automatically enabled as there is no control for it.
     
  2. ReddyKilowatt

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    The auto park is actually my favorite part. At first it didn't seem to work for me. Tried 4 or 5 times. Then bingo! But I think it has to do with speed, your lateral distance from the parked cars and the amount you pull up passed the space. It does a beautiful parking job! Completes with a stop with equal distance from the front and back cars. But I think the "P" symbol should appear a bit brighter on the instrument panel so you know it "sees" the space and is ready to park
     
  3. green1

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    You say it has to do with speed, distance from the parked cars, and how far you pull past the space, mind sharing what you found worked there? (how slow/fast, how far from the parked cars, and how far past the space?)
     
  4. tooslo

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    @ReddyKilowatt Can you give details about your speed, lateral distance from the parked cars, and the amount you pulled up passed the space? I can't seem to make it work either.
     
  5. ReddyKilowatt

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    10-12 mph.
    2 - 2.5 ft. lateral distance
    Stop about halfway past the frontmost car.

    That seemed to do the trick. Also I think the curb needs to be somewhat pronounced.
     
  6. green1

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    That's very unfortunate, our city likes very low and rounded curbs...
     
  7. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    How pronounced? I've had my car notice curbs that are very low. But I haven't had a chance to test auto-parking yet.

    Also does auto-park work on both sides of the street?
     
  8. MileHighMotoring

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    Must be the curbs near me - it never activated after 5 attempts on two streets with varying distances between cars.
     
  9. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    Having problems myself. I haven't been able to get the "p" indicator. The owners manual is a bit confusing and contradictory regarding when to expect to see the "p". It says it will show the "p" 1-2 lengths in front of the space, but then it says to stop 1 length in front.

    The problem with experimenting with this is that there is usually someone impatient behind me so I don't always feel I have time to keep on trying. (It took a lot of practice to learn to use my, very much less capable, Prius auto park).
     
  10. ReddyKilowatt

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    Keep trying. IT will kick in at some point and you'll get a feel for it.

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    It supposed to. Only tried it on the right side.
     
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    I tried several open spots between cars, and zero. Nada. Zilch. No "P" icon. All spots are consistent with the required scenario for it to work.
     
  13. DFiveK2

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    i got nothing either. About 10 tries of varying layout/spacing/etc. No "P"
     
  14. Footbag

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    Same here, no success at getting the P. I'm hoping someone can provide suggestions about the 'magic touch' to get it to work!
     
  15. msnow

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    Same here. No matter what try (speed, distance to cars, curb height, distance between cars) do I ever get the "P" for auto parking. Need help.
     
  16. verdee

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    I've been driving around my neighborhood trying to get it working and no dice. At least I know I am not crazy
     
  17. gtimbers

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    Assuming you get the P to show up, where is the activate out park that the manual talks about? Does it show up automatically on the main screen?
     
  18. MileHighMotoring

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    If the P shows up, you follow the instructions. Drive past the spot, put the car in reverse, and it'll take over.
     
  19. ibdb

    ibdb 3 Car Garage and a 5 Car Life

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    Roamed around several neighborhoods near home looking for a place to try it and only saw a couple of opportunities. Couldn't get it to trigger in either one. I would have kept trying, but it's mid-day and I didn't want any block watch captains to get the wrong idea about the car slowly cruising their neighborhood.
     
  20. MikeBur

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    Details/limitations of Autopark are in the manual (yes, it was updated)
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