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Did my first parallel parking...

Discussion in 'Model X' started by SoCal Tsla, May 14, 2017.

  1. SoCal Tsla

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  2. earlyretirement

    earlyretirement Model X 90D

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    It's nice when it works but my Model X rarely detects a spot. Might work 3 out of 10 times.
     
  3. SoCal Tsla

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    agreed, I'm trying to see why right now...
     
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  4. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    i found that i have to slow down and lightly press the brake pedal and it will pick up the spot just about every time. (maybe 8-9/10 times not 3/10)

    it's possible that if you are going too fast past a spot it doesn't have enough time to alert you?

    i do both parallel and "normal" parking using auto-park...
     
  5. travwill

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    Yeah it does work pretty well, especially compared to almost all other cars with the feature where you have to shift from R/D/R for it. Tesla is all automatic.

    Agree with issues:
    - It rarely detects spaces
    - When it does, you have to pull a bit too far forward to start the process/detection, and in a busy city then someone assumes your not parking and gets to close behind you to then let you park, annoying.
    - It has a couple times on a short and tall curb hit the curb for me, luckily only one small rash. Makes me do it myself now as that p&&sed me off!
     
  6. SoCal Tsla

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    you mean the wheel or the body hits the curb?
     
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    I'll definitely try that!
     
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    You can go too far and still salvage it, by backing up a little and watching for your P offer to appear.
     
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    I've had both being 1 time where the rubber hit the curb and the parking cancelled itself, it totally did a bad estimation/job. Curb was totally a normal height though, large spot, started where I should have, and not too close to the front car on passenger side. Other times it has parked just fine in similar spots on the same curb even.

    The other time it got too close and rashed the back wheel. This was less of a failure but unfortunately did the most damage.

    These two times always have me nervous to use the feature anymore. I've used it many times though here in Chicago.
     
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    I've been wanting to try this out but I haven't had a need to do parallel parking (not in city environment). Will be watching very closely to hopefully not have the wheel rashing experience like travwill.

    Just wanted to comment that I love your videos having all the different camera angles. Keep it up - that auto parallel parking looks pretty good to me.
     
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    aw, try it out, works great 95%+ of the time :)

    you could probably try perpendicular parking feature out in the mean time...
     
  12. MXwing0

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    Haha I'll definitely try it, maybe in the neighborhood over the weekend and my wife feels up to my Tesla hijinks. AP2 needs to step up and do perpendicular parking :) and hopefully faster than I can do manually.
     
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    I live in a city and use it all the time. It's pretty slick. Of all the stuff my car does, Rainbow Road is my kids' favorite, but auto park is a close second. Who would have thought parking could be so cool! :D
     
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    I like your videos, keep up the good work, and add more! your good at them, very expressive and transparent
     
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    I'll continue to use it, and actually I want to test for a minimum space needed for the parallel parking to appear. It should be easy, just get two vehicles parked and adjust the space between them, using binary search I'm sure I can get the data within 5 tries:)
     
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    Thanks! That means a lot to me. I started with no experience in video editing and will continue to upload 1 video per day till I hit 50 videos, then reduce to every other day:) Please share or subscribe if you like it!
     
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    Oh yeah! Cannot agree more!
     
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    wait but shouldn't the kids love the Christmas show more?
     
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    Thanks! I was hoping to have someone else taking video from outside the car for the parallel parking, that should be more straight forward. Too bad I'm doing the videos alone... This is when you want your kids to grow up faster and at least hold the camera for you lol
     
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    I did get a photographer for a perpendicular park demo once, but not my kid.......
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