This feature may be temporarily limited or inactive until it is enabled with a future software update for vehicles manufactured as of approximately September 2023.
Autopark uses data to simplify parking on public roads by maneuvering Model 3 into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces.
Autopark detects potential parking spaces based on the following parameters:
- Your driving speed must be below 13 km/h. If driving too fast, Autopark may not be able to accurately detect your desired parking space.
- The parking space must be at least 2.2 meters wide.
- The parking space must have at least three visible lines for the vehicle to park into, such as parking lines, road markings, or distinct curbs. Autopark may not work in a garage, for example, without three visible parking lines.
- Autopark may not work with textured road surfaces such as cobblestone or brick.
- Your driving speed must be below 21 km/h. If driving too fast, Autopark may not be able to accurately detect your desired parking space.
- There must be a vehicle in front of the space you want to park in.
- A distinct curb or edge must be visible. Autopark may not correctly identify the parking space if the curb is not distinct, such as grass or dirt.
To Use Autopark
When driving, follow these steps to allow Autopark to maneuver Model 3 into a parking space:
- While driving slowly, monitor the touchscreen to see potential parking spaces detected by Autopilot. When Model 3 is positioned such that it can reverse into one of the detected locations, the touchscreen displays a parking icon.NoteThe parking icon appears only if the vehicle's position and/or the circumstances of the surrounding area are such that Autopark can determine an appropriate driving path. If Autopark cannot determine an appropriate path (for example, when driving on a narrow street where moving into the parking space causes the front of the vehicle to extend into the adjacent lane), you can either reposition the vehicle, find a different parking space, or park manually.
- Choose a spot, check to determine if it is appropriate and safe, then pull forward and stop approximately one car length ahead of the parking space (as you normally would when parallel parking or when backing into a perpendicular parking space).
- Release the steering wheel, then touch and hold Autopark in the drive mode strip on the touchscreen. You can release the button once Autopark engages.
- Autopark displays a message when parking is complete.
If you press the brake pedal when Autopark is actively parking Model 3, the parking process pauses until you touch Resume on the touchscreen.
- Do not interfere with the movement of the steering wheel. Doing so cancels Autopark.
- Continually check your surroundings. Be prepared to apply the brakes to avoid vehicles, pedestrians, or objects.
- Monitor the touchscreen to ensure that you are aware of the instructions that Autopark is providing.
To Pause Parking
To pause Autopark, press the brake pedal once. Model 3 stops and remains stopped until you touch Resume on the touchscreen.
To Cancel Parking
- The parking sequence exceeds seven moves.
- Model 3 detects that the driver is exiting the vehicle.
- A door is opened.
- You press the accelerator pedal.
- You press the brake pedal while Autopark is paused.
- An Automatic Emergency Braking event occurs (see Collision Avoidance Assist).