BMW i3 Parks Itself As Driver Exits Through Window – Video

JUL 31 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 13

Time To Exit While The I3 Parks Itself

Time To Exit While The I3 Parks Itself

Here’s a rather amusing YouTube video in which we see the BMW i3’s self-parking assist system in action.

Romanian rally driver Vali Porcisteanu demonstrates the i3’s unique system by activating park assist, jamming the button (getting the button stuck in the down position) and exiting the vehicle through the window.

This is possible on the i3 because it does not require depressing the brake pedal for the self-parking system to function.  Most self-park systems do require at least a slight depressing of the brake pedal in order to function.

We don’t recommend that BMW i3 owners try this method of parking, but still it’s fun to watch.

Hat tip to Alan!

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13 Comments on "BMW i3 Parks Itself As Driver Exits Through Window – Video"

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Andrei Gloaba

And yes he is a romanian.

Warren

My sentiment exactly! Every time I get in a car, I can’t wait to get out.

Tony Williams

I’m going to guess there are no sensors for an overhead obstruction (low hanging tree branch, etc).

Anybody know?

El Prasito

*ROFL*

That was hilarious! But are there no side sensors in case a biker for example drove too close to the car or if a child were to accidentally run towards the car from a lawn on the right side? I noticed that the driver got out of the window next to the door, but the car did not brake. Hence, it did not notice a potential obstruction!? Scary…

Doug B

Should have dropped him off at the pub first :O)

Eric Cote

Guessing the door opening is a sensor to stop the process. After BMW sees this, they’ll have to make some change to have it require other verification.

kdawg

No seat sensor?

Alaa

+1
Deadly. So much for BMW.

abc123

Do this on a street full of pedestrians on the sidwalk… except this time hop over to the passenger side.

Then watch the reactions.

scott franco

I’m sure BMW finds this very amusing, and will work on new lockouts.

Kaleb

Yawn. Not exciting. This is the only way to park.

Suprise Cat

Full steering wheel turn on standstill, that’s a real tire killer.