Last time I tried parallel parking with our M3, the car accelerated back without properly turning into the curb. I slammed on the brakes and missed side scraping the behind car - on the street side - by less than 2 inches. Yes, I got out and looked.
My 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid parked perfectly every time, too. It didn't require any camera calibration. It just worked first time, every time. Unlike Tesla, it identified every available parking place correctly. It always ended up a perfect 9" from the curb, centered between the fore and aft cars.my 2012 ford focus did it perfectly every time.
Thanks to this thread for confirming that I'm not doing anything wrong -- it really is my Mod X that simply isn't very good at backing into spaces.
And yes, many other (less expensive) cars do this well... AND have excellent Rear Cross-traffic warning... AND have 360 Bird's Eye view... AND have hands-free trunk opening.
There's so much to love in this $100k car, and so much disappointment.
It seems most of the complaints I hear are from those who never use auto park. Admittedly, perpendicular (i.e., back in) auto park is exceptionally slow, but it works every time. I’ve been using it since October 2015 and have never had a problem.So the ultrasonic sensors were added for the 2014 S.
My guess as to why Tesla doesn't put effort into improvement would be they can see how few use it. Now granted you could argue it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy that nobody uses it because I it is crap.
My last car a Chevy SS had some parking feature I know it was supposed to be able to parallel park and such, in 2 years I never even tried it. Betting most folks feel the same.
I watched this today and..... how the hell has Tesla not nailed this after 8 years? Why why why?
P.s. those 2 white lines are ridiculously crappy atm.
did not you get the memo? no more aurix on the hw3.
important corollary - now that autopark exists for hw3 too (reportedly it did not for some time) -it's now reimplemented to run on the linux side of things. So it's now possible to add camera input there too in particular.
Q: Any updates on reverse summon?
@Elon: A lot of functionality will happen all at once when we transition to the new software stack. Most likely, it will be releasable in 2 to 4 months. Then it’s a question of what functionality is proven safe enough to enable for owners.
Which seems to indicate that it is indeed being worked on.We’re working on a simple initial version of Autopark. Will be safe, but sometimes park in silly places that aren’t actual parking spaces.
Because it’s a really difficult programming project to accomplish using cameras. ...
If you think it’s easy, grab a keyboard and solve it for them.
I want this perfected also. We all do.
It’s new tech, that is difficult, and takes time, talent, and money.
I always say that if someone can’t fix the small stuff, they most likely won’t be able to fix the bigger issues.What a negative response! Making excuses for a manufacturer is so unproductive. It's all very well Tesla spending so much time on providing silly time-wasting games. If only they could divert such energy if not financial investment into getting the long term issues like this to be resolved.
If we keep making excuses for any technology, then there's no incentive to further develope & progress!
What a negative response! Making excuses for a manufacturer is so unproductive. It's all very well Tesla spending so much time on providing silly time-wasting games.