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When will self parking and self driving features appear?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by vchadha, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Patrick W

    Patrick W Active Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    SLC, UT
    #21 Patrick W, Aug 6, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015
    If the obstacle is tall enough the car always recognizes it, warns me and if I keep going gives the Stop warning. Even when approaches bushes.

    But with low objects it only works part of the time. So in cases like that I either move very slowly or, better yet, back in where I can use the camera to see behind me. I wish there was a similar camera in the front (and on both sides too for that matter).
  2. Soolim

    Soolim Member

    Jun 11, 2015
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I experience the same deficiency in detecting low curb by simulating it with two pieces of 2 x 4 wood stud stack on top of each other. The front bumper will topple the top piece of wood stud without the display yelling stop. I did 3 tries, and all failed. If the low curb detection is not perfect, then it cannot be trusted for self parking into parking stall. I have been speculating that Tesla needs side cameras with 180 deg view mounted on the side mirrors for self parking to work properly.

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    How high is the parking blocks you encountered. Some concrete parking stopper could be only 6" tall but enough to scratch the bottom of your bumper. I experimented with two pieces of 2 x 4 wood studs stack on top of each other. My bumper consistently topple the top wood stub without the display yelling stop.
  3. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

    Aug 28, 2014
    North Bend, WA
    My predictions are in this thread here:
    Schedule for Autopilot features

    I stand by what I predicted the day after the D event. So far I've been pretty accurate.
  4. Max*

    Max* Charging

    Apr 8, 2015
    I'd guess 4-5".

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