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newbie questions - just took delivery 3 days ago..

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  1. VS_Tiger

    VS_Tiger 2016 Black Tesla Model S 70D

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    Hey Guys,

    Some newbie questions.. thanks for your responses/thoughts..

    1) navigation voice music fade-in : when the music app is playing at volume 7, I cannot hear the background navigation voice for directions. Is there a setting where the music fades in for the navigation voice and resumes after the directions are done, just like it works on my iPhone ?

    2) summon doesn't work: as soon as i press and hold the "reverse" button, it immediately says "summon is stopping" and i get a "summon is aborted" message on my iPhone. What am I doing wrong ?

    3) Didn't see the "P" for auto-park: My Model S is at 150 miles today since I took delivery. But when I go at 5 miles per hour to parallel park or perpendicular park it, I don't see the "P" sign. What am I doing wrong ? The delivery specialist told me that it takes some times for the sensors to calibrate before auto-park works. How many miles more I have to drive to calibrate them ?

    4) Calendar only showing 2 days: I've given access to my iPhone calendar but it only shows 2 days ( current and next day ) events on the screen in the calendar module. How can I get it to display the full month list of upcoming events ? Is there any other setting ?
     
  2. TexasEV

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    1. No, but you can increase the volume of the navigation.
    4. The intent of the calendar is to remind you where you need to go that day when you get in the car, and navigate you there if you have the address entered. It's not a substitute for using your smartphone calendar for showing your life beyond that.
     
  3. cman8

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    2. you probably have to disable the continuous press in the summon menu under driver assistance
    3. the autopark needs to calibrate before the p starts popping up. It takes a while but it does eventually come on. IMHO not very useful unless your completely horrible at judging distances.
     
  4. msnow

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    I don't use Summon that much but when I do I usually use the key fob. I don't hold the reverse button on the fob I just press it once. Maybe "holding" the button is what's causing it to abort.

    Auto-park took a few days to calibrate for me but you have to go slow and pull farther ahead of the parking spot than you would think. You'll get it.
     
  5. VS_Tiger

    VS_Tiger 2016 Black Tesla Model S 70D

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    Thanks Guys.

    1) I'm a bit disappointed that this feature doesn't exist. May be in a future update.
    2) disabling continuous press in the summon menu did the trick. it's working now.
    3) Finally today after about 230 miles, auto park is working.
    4) I now understand Calendar has limited functionality and it's more of a today/tomorrow at a glance type of a thing. Still very useful if I enter addresses of my meeting places in my calendar events.

    Appreciate all your responses.
     
  6. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Don't forget to turn your blinker on when auto parking. Mine does not work without it. But let me tell you, it parks the car absolutely perfectly every time! It's amazing how well it works with just ultrasonic sensors. I had serious doubts until I tried it and I was really amazed. And it did it in about 10 sec.
     
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  7. msnow

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    Are you serious about needing to have your turn signal on for auto park to work?
     
  8. cman8

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    Only for parallel park or perpendicular park. To signal your going into the stall or spot
     
  9. whitex

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    What other types of park does your car support, "police academy Mahoney" parking? ;)
     
  10. JenniferQ

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    Not sure if he's serious, but it's certainly "good etiquette" to turn your signal on. So tired of no-signal parking, turning, even at 4-way stops and roundabouts. Seriously people, just let us know what you're doing and we can help!
     
  11. RogerHScott

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    The path traversed by an auto-parking Tesla is sufficiently unusual (some might say "surprising") that it is probably wise
    to turn on your emergency flashers while auto-parking. I find it extremely nerve-wracking to auto-parallel park if there are any
    other cars nearby because by the time you've pulled up far enough for auto-park to work many drivers assume you've passed
    your target space by and won't be expecting you to try to park in it. I guess there's even a similar problem for perpendicular
    spots, though those are often in parking lots where the speeds involved are lower. The bottom line is a Tesla doing its auto-park
    thing doesn't behave like a normal human driver and thus can surprise other drivers.
     
  12. EVie'sDad

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    While the navigation system is speaking, volume adjusts the voice level, while music is playing, that adjusts the music playing level, they are separate and independent from one another, at least on the 2015 Model S85D I have with the advanced stereo package.
     
  13. msnow

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    Agree but I took @CHG-ON to say his doesn't work unless his signal is on.
     
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    Another answer to 1) from the OP: While navigation is active, press the MUTE icon above the turn-by-turn navuigation text, and a sub-screen will open that will allow you to MUTE, or to adjust the volume of the navigation voice. Or you can simply wait for the next navigation announcement and quickly use the left scroll wheel to adjust the navigation volume.
     
  15. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Exactly. And fortunately I do have the habit of using my blinker whenever anybody is around. I always check.
     
  16. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I am serious. But I'm not 100% sure it is required. I just tend to use it all time. Sorry for being repetitive after replying to your last post...

    The only time I have had it not work was without the blinker on. So I make sure to use it now. I might be dreaming, but I seem to remember reading that somewhere.
     
  17. msnow

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    Okay, you're superstitions. I get that.:)
     
  18. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Maybe a little. Where's the salt? ;)
     
  19. JenniferQ

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    It did work that way for my MBZ, but my Tesla works without the signal; well, it finds the spot and shows the 'P' without the signal and then it's such a surprise that I throw the signal on and hit 'R' to activate AutoPark. I do not think it requires the signal, which iirc the MBZ did.
     

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