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AutoPark

Discussion in 'Model S' started by radelman601, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. radelman601

    radelman601 Member

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    This may be a dumb question but...

    Will AutoPark detect and work with parking spots on the driver side (left) of the car?
     
  2. RogerHScott

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    It works on both sides of the vehicle, however it has some very specific things it looks for. It needs a space the right size with a car both in front and behind, and it needs a relatively defined curb. If there's only a vehicle on one side of the stall it won't work, and if the curb is too gradual, or not tall enough it also won't work. You also need to be traveling at slow speed for it to detect them.
    On a new car, or after some software updates it also needs to spend time calibrating the sensors before it will see any stalls, and even after it claims calibration is complete, it seems to continue to improve that calibration for the next little while, so it may not see as many stalls at first.
     
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  4. RogerHScott

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    Word to the wise: just give up on the idea of ever demoing autopark to other people. It has an uncanny knack for choosing
    those occasions to refuse to recognize a spot and embarrass you. And certainly never attempt a spontaneous, unrehearsed demo.
     
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  5. MikingCO

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    I've also had some tense moments using auto park where there is a lot of traffic around. The process is super slow plus you typically have to pass the spot by a good amount before the car will give you the "P" on the 17". Other drivers tend to not have the requisite patience to make it a good experience.
     
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    On the upside, I used it today and it performed a flawless job between an SUV and a sedan with a normal city curb. The driver behind me gave me a wide berth to maneuver. It seemed like they were eating popcorn and watching the Tesla make its move. :)
     
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    Another question - Does it have the ability to back into a garage (straight back) similar to how you would program summon mode from your app?
     
  8. fallen888

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    That's exactly want happened to me today. I refused to accept it and kept driving around the lot for a bit. But ended up giving up after five minutes. I was definitely a bit frustrated.
     
  9. RogerHScott

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    Sure, it works in either direction.
     
  10. cipherstream

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    thanks! I'll have to figure out how to make this work
     
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    I do this every night.
     
  12. Lightmatrix

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    Press the park button on the stalk twice and your car will ask which way you want it to roll after you exit.
     
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  13. cipherstream

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    thanks for this! will try this out!
     
  14. hybridbear

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    This has been my experience too! So annoying! There have also been times where I would prefer to let it park itself (such as when there is no traffic behind me) and it never is willing to autopark then! But when there's a lot of traffic around it is willing to autopark. In those situations I often prefer to park myself since other drivers like to get so close behind... The couple of times that it has wanted to autopark but I have chosen to park manually the center screen has frozen when I hit the "not this time" button. This has resulted in me having to parallel park with no backup camera since the camera froze on the frame shown when I pressed the button. Fortunately the proximity sensors still worked. Tesla says it can't find anything wrong with my car. My center screen freezes at least a couple times per week.
     

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