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Saw a "P" Icon Appear Briefly on Display - What's That?

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by JenkinsEar, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. JenkinsEar

    JenkinsEar Member

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    Saw a square icon containing a "P" appear very briefly, just to the right of the car image on the heads up display. It showed twice within about 30 seconds. I could see nothing special about traffic, my lane position, obstacles, etc. I don't remember having ever seen that before (in two years).

    What's my Model X trying to tell me?
     
  2. woof

    woof Fluffy Member

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    That you can engage auto-park. The "P" indicates where it thinks a parking space may be. It's not always right.
     
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  4. JenkinsEar

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    What a hoot! i was going 45 on 2-lane street packed both ways by commuters!

    Thanks for the info.
     
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  5. Padelford

    Padelford Supporting Member

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    Autopark used to go off all the time when I was stopped at a two+ lane stop light while I was in the left lane and traffic was stopped in the right lane. There was no gap into which I could possibly "auto-park". Under 2019.40.2.1, that problem has just about disappeared.
     
  6. doghousePVD

    doghousePVD My grandfather’s car

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    Note sometimes the P is to back in park, not parallel. Therefore the open slot is much smaller than you expect. I don't use autopark very often. It's often wrong and always slow. It gets confused when other traffic is still moving. A few days ago it parallel parked me three feet off the curb. It never comes close to hitting anything, in my experience.
     
  7. Need

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    Whenever I see the P showing up at a traffic light, I have this urge to engage autopark to freak out the other cars. :D
     

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