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Self Park Question

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by KArnold, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. KArnold

    KArnold Member

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    Don't have the car yet. On Self Park, the operating manual has a TON of detail - :eek:

    Is this only on the right side of the vehicle? My work parking area has perpendicular spots on both sides.

    Thank you.
     
  2. S85D

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    I do not have any documentation to support my feelings but I would say "yes, both perpendicular and parallel parking requires the parking spot be on the right side of the car". If the car had a right hand drive car (UK), I would expect that all parking spots have to be on the left side of the car.
     
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  3. chillaban

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    In the USA it appears to work on either side of the car. I use it on private property on the left side.
     
  4. Veritas1980

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    For me, it works on both sides of the car. But it needs two cars with the right distance between them to activate, and at the moment it's not a guaranteed thing it will work every time.
     
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    not sure if previous two posters directly above are talking specifically only about auto-perpendicular park working on both sides (the OP's specific question), but...

    the bold portion of the statement above is false. I can confirm from first-hand experience that auto parallel park WILL work also on the left side of the car, as well as the right. I have not tried auto-perpendicular park on the left side so I can't say about that.
     
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    Sorry about that, didn't see it was perpendicular park specifically.

    No, my car doesn't do that at all at the moment. I think only the newest firmware supports this on AP2, and I haven't heard very comforting things about it in it's current state. However I'm pretty sure it's the same requirements as on parallel parking.

    For me that's ok, I don't plan on using it. As long as it can do parallel and summon, I will be perfectly fine.
     
  7. S85D

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    Thanks for the information that it works on both sides of the car. I definitely agree that it does not work everytime. For those that have not tried perpendicular parking, be prepared for the car to back into the parking spot a lot faster than you would do it.
     
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