Tesla Model S Auto Park Demonstration – Video

OCT 31 2015 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 24

Auto Park In Action

Auto Park In Action

While most of the current Tesla Model S videos focus on its Autopilot capabilities on the interstate/highway, this one captures the new auto park features.

Auto park, or something similar to it, is offered on most mid- to high-end models on the market today, so this features isn’t as revolutionary as Autopilot, but it’s still interesting to see it in action.

Video description:

“Quick demo of Tesla’s V7.0 Auto Pilot, Auto-Parking features. Surefire tips to make it work each time.”

Let’s hope that Tesla’s system is more reliable than that found on the BMW i3, which seems to have a fondness for hitting/not recognizing curbs.

 

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Between the move to autonomous driving and auto parking I can’t help but feel that we have it precisely backwards. How about we learn how to drive properly, not pay to have our cars drive for us? Lane departure is useful, auto parking is not.
Tougher tests to get your drivers license and quick re-tests every 10 years would be a nice touch.
The more we rely on the tools we use, the less we can rely on ourselves in a tight spot.

U must be a Government employee ..Isn’t There is toooooooooooooo much government already ruining the country .,& U want & more Government & More Money $$ Grabs ??

Nah, a government employee would want biannual tests that take 16 hours of class work and a 4 hour test.
I just figure people would be better off relying on their own skills, not relying on their car to get them from point a to point b.
Once you lose a skill set you won’t be getting it back. The WWII generation could grow food, make their own clothes and pretty much make their own way. The baby boomers, not so much. The X’ers? Heck, they can’t do much more than text at light speed and program the tv remote in seconds. We are talking “Wall-E” just around the corner!
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And you probably should have put a sarc tag on that post…

Right but the WW II gen can’t use the internet. Gen X built the net but don’t understand social media. Each generation learns the correct skills for its time naturally. People don’t know how to ride horses anymore except for hobbies and that is ok.

I take your point, Darth, and it is a good one. But my concern is that in ways large and small, we are losing the skill sets that help you survive and learning skill sets that allow you to cope. I am not saying this well, but I guess it comes down to, how many people do you know that make things? That make the tools you use, the home you live in, the computer your use or the food you eat? My mother makes food, she is a cattle rancher. Almost no one else I know makes something. If you live in a city you may be in a similar situation. Now they are close to making it possible for us to use a car without even learning how to drive it. The two may seem to be loosely related but they are two leaves on the same tree. I hope your analogy about horses to cars is correct, but I think our growing reliance on aids of every sort will not end well for freedom or individuality. Does the government have the right to download the data regarding how fast you drive in different areas? Will they have… Read more »

You make it sound like it would be a bad thing to stop speeders.

I do understand the integrity part of it but not in an area where it would save lots of lives.

Mikael, I think Ben Franklin said it best, so I won’t mangle it.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

And don’t for a minute think that a government will stop at just enforcing speed limit laws. Liberty lies at the center of this diatribe of mine, it is the tree that has a multitude of leaves, one being some peoples willingness to subordinate our privacy with regards to the data in our cars regarding our speed at different times and places. You are willing to cede that right to privacy and I say that the government should enforce speed laws as they do now, not by violating our privacy to do so.

And if the cars do our driving/parking, the feds will be that much closer to having a big brother-like ability to see exactly what we are doing.

And a lot of people will be ok with it.

A couple of generations ago, someone with your outlook would have railed against the electric starter in a car. “That just lets people get lazy. They should crank their car to start it! If this goes on, before you know it, nobody will be able to start a car without using an electric starter!”

Seems pretty silly, doesn’t it? And your argument will seem pretty silly in a couple of generations.

People need to have the skill set to live in the present culture, and to operate present technology. Not the culture and technology of a couple of generations ago.

Plus, learning to drive a car isn’t gonna help you in the slightest if civilization collapses and we all have to go back to being hunter-gatherers.

Nah, I am for lane departure warnings and for electric starters, and not necessarily in that order. I tried to start a Model T my buddies Dad rebuilt once and failed abysmally, though didn’t dislocate my elbow so there is that.
My concern is that if we can’t even be bothered to park our own cars, if we are willing to let the government spy on our cars speed logs because the police can’t be bothered to set up speed traps to get the speeders, we will be ceding not just a skill set but a civil liberty that we won’t be getting back. And it seems that Mikael at least is ok with that.
These two issues are related, and it is worth it to push back against them.
And no, my pushing back won’t make a bit of a difference.
And if civilization collapses probably the best thing will be to have Jehovah Witness friends. They all have a years worth of food in the pantry. So their conservative view of self reliance might just save their families, and friends.
Or you could stock your own pantry. But that might seem too conservative and self reliant.
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Argh. Mormons stock a one year pantry, not Jehova’s Witness folk. My error.

Yep, and if we were all as liberal and far-sighted as you, there wouldn’t be a problem. Unfortunately, the 40 thousand annual road fatalities in the USA mean that the government and associated agencies have to impose at least *some* degree of control or that 40k figure would be 100 times higher.

Personally, I look forward to a time when you have to allow your car to have control if you want to use a major road. MW

As civilization progresses there will always be conservative wistfulness for idealized days of old. Concerns similar to yours get raised every time some new technology starts changing things. The phenomenon is really rooted in fear. People get raised a certain way and they maintain those values into their adulthood. Some people find it difficult, once they have found some level of comfort in the world at a particular time in history, to grow with the times. It is an interesting evolutionary development (if you believe in that sort of thing). We need both the bold and the safe elements if we are to survive as a species. Nearly half the population have these tendencies to some degree, so you are not alone. If you wish to understand yourself better, there are a lot of studies on the psychology of the conservative mindset.

I think robot cars are cool and I can’t wait!

You are right about part of my outlook on this. I love my Chevy Volt, I think electric cars are the wave of the future. But I also know that the price oil/gasoline is heavily impacted by outside events, like the decline in the growth of demand and the increase in American supply, right as the electric cars coming to market.
And I do have fears that not all of the progress we are making with regards to cars and/or our reliance on the net, the cloud and other modern conveniences can be a huge risk.
An EMP attack off the east coast, or a cyber attack on the North American electrical grid and we could be in for a really rough ride. Complexity combined with fragility, mix in “just in time” inventory control, all of this riding on top our complete reliance on the product.

What? Me worry?

Maybe it isn’t mad to be a bit concerned?

FYI…my horse can park itself////GittyUp

Thank you for adding in what I left out ..

auto parking is VERY useful. Come to the UK where our parking spots are very tight. It’s a mega luxury if the car can do it well!

For me this article falls under the category of so what. If I want to experience assited parallel parking all I’ve got to do is jump in my Ford Fusion sitting in the driveway. I guess that’s the way technology always is, what’s new and exciting one day is obsolete and boring the next.

I saw a video where the driver has to manually use the brake and acceleration pedal? On the Tesla it is doing handfree and footfree.

This video shows several tight parking test. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cz9TBAwKto

Now I want it to drop me off at the front door, find a parking garage where the first 45 minutes are free, park itself for 40 minutes,leave and re-enter the parking garage by itself, and plug itself in and wait for my summons.

And because of this abuse, we can’t have nice things.

while in the rest of the world, where there are few kerbs but more space, we would like other technologies… cool though

This Tesla owner in Hong Kong could have used an auto park feature.

yeah that was nasty