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Parking Assist Proximity Sensors (Implemented)

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Now Implemented!

Description

As the vehicle gets within 3 feet of an object, identify the location (front/back) and approximate distance by both audible and visual alerts.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

Available on many vehicles, usually as an extra option. A 2013 Porsche Boxster has parking assist option for $860.

Status

Parking Assist is now available in the US as a $500 option, but does require the Tech Package.

The front was designed for parking sensors (at least all Jan-July 2013 models), although no wiring is present.

Check out our Parking Assist Installation for how we installed a system on a Model S.



Category: Tags: entered 2-Dec-2012
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11 Comments

Really only need it in front, since rear has camera.
There is usually a set of 4 on the rear and the two outmost ones are at the corner so it's easy to miss on the rear view camera.  Very important when reversing and turning...
Essential for people with disabilities
May be even more important in Europe's narrow streets and parking spaces.
Related items: Electric Folding Side Mirrors, Back Camera Guidelines, Front Camera
I think that rear parking sensors are not necessary because you can calculate the distance by software out of the backup camera image.  Parking sensors in the front are nice to have. My opinion in general is that parking sensors are most of the times rendered useless (personal experience), a back up camera is just fine if it provides a good picture.

Even on narrow roads in Europe, and I'm from a town with really narrow roads you can drive with a 2m+ vehicle without parking sensors if you know your car. Parking sensors at all are Useless if the spot you want to park is to tight for your car, because most spots are only 2m in width.
Can be regarded resolved: New options for Europe
I'll leave it open until available in the USA too.
Need to offer a retrofit for existing Model S owners in North America
Yeah...I wish it could be retrofitted...this would be a really big help.
Im glad it is now offered

 
Poorly done in 6.2. The audible alert should be coming from the direction where the obstruction is. VW's system in the CC is fabulous.