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First time Autopark use tonight

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by Matt L, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Matt L

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    flawless operation. I was a little worried it was going to curb my sweet rims but it was extremely precise. Very impressed.
     
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    Is there an ability to see the distance it is from the curb etc so you can intervene?
     
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    Mirrors
     
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    Did you use it to parallel park or perpendicular park? I just did perpendicular parking the first time yesterday.
     
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    My was parallel. What is perpendicular parking?
     
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    It backs up into a parking spot between two cars. I did it in a Target parking lot.
     
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    First I’m hearing of this one.
     
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    Here is an example.
     
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    Pretty cool. Thanks
     
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    Me too, I was kind of impressed! It even properly backed and filled and centered itself between the two adjacent card.
     
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    What is parallel? Two lines that never intersect. Perpendicular is 90 degrees from that. I'm sure you've done it 1,000 time, just didn't realize that's what it was called.
     
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    I was told there would be no math involved on this forum!
     
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    I don't really get the point of having it pull into a standard spot. Parallel parking sure, can be tricky.
     
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    It is a bit surprising to see discussions of perpendicular and parallel on TMC. But I think it'd be much more likely on a Geo Metro forum.
     
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    For the Model S you can double click the park button to bring up the autopark for forward or back. When I back into the spot and its tight to open the door. I pull forward just enough that i can open my door. I double click park, the menu pops up with an arrow for forward or reverse. I hit the reverse arrow, grab whatever and then hop out. Once i close the door, it pulls back into the spot on its own. Pretty much summon without having to do anything but hit the arrow on the screen.

    Not sure if the model 3 has this.
     
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    I live in a low density area with large spaces and _still_ see people park over the line. I can imagine that in high-density areas with narrow spaces, many drivers would like help to park evenly between the lines. Particularly disabled drivers who often need those hash marks around their spaces to give them extra margin for error.
     
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    Yes, now that one is kinda cool. I used summon the other day for the opposite reason basically.
     
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    Oh.. I summon it back out from the spot when i get back in. It is rather handy.

    Does the TM3 have this option? Just curious.
     
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    As part of EAP.
     
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    It's backing into a spot 90degrees off axis to the car. Yes, I know, stunt drivers can slide the car into those. Most of us aren't stunt drivers, esp not little old ladies!
     

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