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Autopark - Doesn't see many spots

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by iridium, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. iridium

    iridium Member

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    So with about 1k miles on my MS, I have yet to have the option to use Autopark only once. I've tried it in several different lots, conditions, etc.. do people have it consistently finding spots?
     
  2. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Parallel or perpendicular?

    Do you drive slow?

    Are there 2 cars around the spot you want to park in?

    Is there a curb?

    Do you drive past the car to see if you get a P?
     
  3. iridium

    iridium Member

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    1) Perpendicular
    2) Yes, below 10mph
    3) Sometimes
    4) No
    5) Yes.. and sometimes I put it in reverse after passing a spot just to be sure.

    :)
     
  4. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    If you drive around long enough looking for a spot, you eventually will HAVE to P. :p
     
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  5. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    3 - it only works when there are ALWAYS 2 cars (or like a car and a garage column, etc.). It can't see the spaces if there are either no cars, or only 1 car.

    4 - only applies to parallel parking.
     
  6. wamochi

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    i'm having the same problem with our new car. i parallel park 5 days a week when i take my little ones to school and street park. can someone explain in very simple terms how to get it to show P on the dash?

    actually, two times i did see the P pop up on the screen just for a second, but then i creeped a little forward and it disappeared :(

    maybe i am rolling too fast or not close enough to the cars along the curb, but so far i have parallel parked on my own each time in the last two weeks ...

    are you supposed to have your right turn signal on so that it "looks" for spaces? i think that might be how it works in our mercedes but i can barely get that one to trigger either, usually because it requires a large enough space, which then defeats the purpose of auto parallel parking because the space is easy enough for me to get into myself!!!
     
  7. WannabeOwner

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    I haven't used it much, but I think the only time I have noticed the "P" available for use is AFTER I've selected a suitable bay, stopped and selected Reverse and THEN I have been given the parking-bay open and pressed that.

    The "P" might have been there before I selected Reverse, and I just never noticed it
     
  8. thinklabinc

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    I had the same problem and then read in the manual that there is a calibration period that has to go by before auto-park is 100% active. I'm not sure what factors contribute to the calibration but in about a month the P started appearing more often for auto park.
     

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