TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Calibration?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Mr So Chill, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Mr So Chill

    Mr So Chill Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    130
    Location:
    Maryland
    Does anyone know if there is a way to calibrate the lines on the reverse camera to be more accurate? In their current state they are utterly useless to me. Is this something a service center could do? Or would I need to enlist the services of a hacker, lol.
     
  2. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,024
    Location:
    NoVa
    In what sense?

    They've been accurate for me, do you mean more precise? As in, you want them to be the width of the car? That's a common complaint.
     
  3. Mr So Chill

    Mr So Chill Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    130
    Location:
    Maryland
    I mean more precise as in the trajectory. If I line them parallel with the parking space lines, my car always ends up misaligned in the space.
     
  4. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,024
    Location:
    NoVa
    Look here: Self /Auto Park sucks!!!

    That's a good example. The lines are straight. The car is straight. Mine behaves just like the one in the above link.

    If yours doesn't, I'd complain and escalate until they can fix it.
     
  5. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,024
    Location:
    NoVa
    To be fair, I don't necessarily rely on the lines to park my car.

    What I'm guessing you're seeing (and my wife complains about this too), when you look at the backup camera, it's not centered over the bumper. So after you park, if you count the pixels on the screen from the lane edge to the car on one side it'll be different than the lane edge to the car on the other side due to the distortion of the ultra wide lens and not being centered over the bumper. That's not directly related to the "lines" that Tesla draws, and there is no "fix" for this.
     
  6. Mr So Chill

    Mr So Chill Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Messages:
    130
    Location:
    Maryland
    maybe the face that they are not centered is whats throwing me off. Next time I back into a space, I will pay more attention to exactly what it is that is off.

    Sidenote - My Lexus' backup cam lines are spot on, and that camera is off centered as well.
     
  7. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,224
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    I have no such problem. Aligns perfectly every case. I'd have you're service center check
     
  8. ShockOnT

    ShockOnT Quickish

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,051
    Location:
    Sydney
    You might find that the camera itself is slightly out of straight.
    The lines are positioned according to the camera frame of view, not the car heading.
     

Share This Page