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what about parallel parking

Blucenturion

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May 31, 2019
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I used to be able to park a long body van, now a Model 3 flummoxes me, what with the back up camera, and the car not displaying "P" when it should. It's done it sporadically, but I suppose it's in beta, so.
 

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AlanSubie4Life

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Oct 22, 2018
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Should have used/purchased AutoPark! ;)

Seriously, you get used to it. Have to calibrate yourself to figuring out how much to believe the white lines in the backup camera (assuming it's working ;) ), and eventually you'll get used to it. I still err on the side of caution. No curb rash...yet...
 

THX723

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Jul 24, 2018
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Southern CA
I used to be able to park a long body van, now a Model 3 flummoxes me, what with the back up camera, and the car not displaying "P" when it should. It's done it sporadically, but I suppose it's in beta, so.
Likely you did not move forward far enough for the B-pillar camera to fully paint the 'gap' or you were simply too far from the curb.
Next time try creeping forward more, where your B-pillar is past the tail of the car to-be-in-front.
 

BigMskiman

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Mar 14, 2016
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Pleasanton, CA
Likely you did not move forward far enough for the B-pillar camera to fully paint the 'gap' or you were simply too far from the curb.
Next time try creeping forward more, where your B-pillar is past the tail of the car to-be-in-front.
That's right, exactly the likely cause.
 

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