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Autopark: Will future versions reverse into normal parking spot?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by musicious, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. musicious

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    #1 musicious, Oct 28, 2015
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    Parallel parking is nice but most of the time we are reversing into a normal parking spot, why can't the tesla work for that too? If the lines aren't visible they could at least enable it when there are 2 cars surrounded an empty spot, then you'd just drive past the spot just like you do now for parallel parking, go into reverse and let it park.

    I found some concepts:



     
  2. jeffro01

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    That would be awesome as I back in with every car I've owned 95%+ of the time...

    Jeff
     
  3. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    I lol at the term "normal".

    Tesla promised stall parking in v7.1, IIRC
     
  4. musicious

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    Haha I never knew it was called stall parking :p
     
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    You park perpendicular to sidewalks where you live, or are you talking about parking garages
    ?
     
  6. musicious

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    yes parking lots or parking garages, anywhere besides the street
     
  7. marchino

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    The VW Golf can do this (with the optional "safety pack")...and you get a whole load of NOx thrown in free! :)
     
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    #8 brucet999, Oct 28, 2015
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    After some of my experiences at superchargers I can't wait till they implement automatic stall parking.

    So many people park too close to the line, or over the line, or completely crooked. The last time I parked crooked just to match the crookedness of the car next to me (the only stall left that didn't have power shared).
     
  10. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Elon said that it will. Who knows when!
     
  11. musicious

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    It sounds like this will be part of 7.1 in the January release :)
     
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    I think S would need at least one more camera to self park in regular parking stall. Reason being is that currently line markings can only be seen in front of the car but not rear.
     
  13. LuckyLuke

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    Maybe the reverse camera can be used for that?
     
  14. disillusioned

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    I don't have any real knowledge on this, but I believe the reverse camera is literally just a camera, versus an analysis engine, like the front camera, which I believe to be intrinsically mated to its recognition processing.

    Meaning: 1) I don't think the recognition system can switch to a different video feed with its current hardware, and 2) I don't think the system has the processing power necessary to analyze both streams simultaneously, even if it could take video from the back.

    There's also the chance that the camera itself is tuned differently in front and optimized for different exposures/adjustments than the rear camera, which is optimized for what we see, but this all is pure speculation on my part with no real data to support it. (What else is new here? :rolleyes:)
     
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    By this - do you mean self parking or self parking at Super Chargers?
     
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    If a future version of AP can do the former, it should also be able to do the latter.
     
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    That would depend on it being able to back in as opposed or in addition to head in parking.
     
  18. Vince Cobelo

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    Isn't it sweet that only we (in my case soon to be) Tesla owners can have this discussion. Damn!
     

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