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Parallel Parking Implementation

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by brewster, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. brewster

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    I hope they get the parallel parking spot on, wouldn't want the embarrassment of the i3. :redface:
    Maybe they should check it in the same place they attempted the parking with the i3.
    Just kidding I'm sure they'll be thorough.


    http://insideevs.com/bmw-i3-self-parking-gone-wrong-video/
     
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    He has never driven a Tesla? Boy is he in for a surprise!
     
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    ...and the i3 got Wheels COTY?

    LOL:biggrin:
     
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    That IS UNBELIEVABLE!
     
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    My favorite part of this review is the sidekick's comment right at the end.
     
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    I am a little worried that I've never actually heard Tesla mention this feature. Every time they talk about self parking they talk about it being in your garage, a low end Ford can parallel park itself, but Tesla doesn't seem to have even mentioned this as a coming feature. Have I missed an announcement somewhere?
     
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    Hmmm...not impressive. But also not impressive was that after a full weekend driving the car, the reviewer still did not know some basic facts about the i3. He said he did not know if the car had its own cell data connection. Apparently he didn't bother to check that before filming.

    It still astonishes me that for that price the i3 does not have a touchscreen interface, and the screen is so small. Touchscreens are not that expensive.
     
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    I didn't realize that it has a touch screen button. what a PITA
     
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    I would love to see a comment from Ztrekus, who owns and drives one.
     
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    Its under 'Auto Pilot Parking' on their web site....
    http://www.teslamotors.com/models
    http://www.teslamotors.com/en_AU/models/
     
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    Thanks! I don't know how I missed that before, they certainly don't focus on that in their presentations, but I guess if a low end ford can do it, why dwell on it right?

    I am a little worried how they'll handle the calendar integration part of that same paragraph on the website though as someone who has many appointments in my calendar, not all of which I take my car to, I only want it to pick the right ones... but that's a discussion for a different thread.
     
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    Websites, especially Tesla's, seem to have a way of changing. What I see today is....
     
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    Well guys, I have that car, the BMW i3' and am waiting on a P85D expected September.

    the i3 is an awesome car and I have not had any problems using the self parking feature. I use it all the time. It is extremely quick and scary because it looks like it will hit the car next to you. But that is only because it gets itself into the tightest of tightest spots and does so quickly so you are not embarrassed about holding up the line of traffic behind you.

    bottom line, if the Tesla can just mimic it, it will be 10 out of 10 in my books!
     
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    i don't think he was using it right, after the car found the park he would come to a complete stop - then for some unknown reason move forward a couple of feet, stop, then put the car into reverse.
     
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    The implication from the website is that this parallel parking feature is enabled in version 6.2 ... does anyone have any idea how you actually use it, ie turn it on ? ie "please parallel park here, now" ??
     
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    Not yet implemented. The web site is a bit on the optimistic side usually. it is coming "soon". The definition of "soon" is something we Tesla-ites realise has a different meaning when referring tho Tesla matters!!
     
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    Hi Dborn

    Actually I don't have a Tesla touchscreen to compare it with but I certainly don't feel that the BMW i3 is missing on that front. There is a big turning knob which also can be clicked in the four compass directions as well as being pressed (not to mention drawn on)

    It is very intuitive and easy to use. My guess is that a touchscreen is better but it is unfair to compare the i3 to a Tesla. That would be like comparing Jim Kirk's Enterprise to Picards. No comparison there. But it beats every other car on the road. The i3 may be a poor cousin to the Tesla, but since Tesla is King, the i3 has quite a bit of standing...

    p.s. The i3 has a webpage that works when the car is stopped. But that is where a big touchscreen would come in handy. It is so pathetically useless how it is I would simply use my phone
     
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    Maybe there is hope Tesla can implement a version like the i3 ... BMW must have got the ok to at least have that implementation.
     
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    #19 Dborn, Apr 27, 2015
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    Maybe we need to get up a petition to send to Tesla, far more effective i would guess than each of us trying to request this individually through servicehelp, although that is one avenue.....
    I have sent it in as a feature request. Suggest everyone who wants this to do the same.
     
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    I'd just tell Tesla that if they don't do it, we'll just velcro a 4g iPad to the front of the touchscreen :) A photo or two might help!
     

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