Autopark uses data from the cameras and ultrasonic sensors and GPS to simplify parking on public roads by maneuvering Model Y into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. See To Use Autopark.
To Use Autopark
When driving, follow these steps to allow Autopark to maneuver Model Y into a parking space:
- When driving slowly on a public road, monitor the touchscreen to determine when Autopark has detected a parking space. When Autopark detects a potential parking space, the touchscreen displays a parking icon. Autopark detects parallel parking locations when driving below 15 mph (24 km/h) and perpendicular parking locations when driving below 10 mph (16 km/h).
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.
- Check to determine if the detected parking space is appropriate and safe. If so, pull forward and stop approximately a 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, shift Model Y into Reverse, then touch Start Autopark on the touchscreen.
- When parking is complete, Autopark displays the "Complete" message.
Autopark detects potential perpendicular parking spaces that are at least 7.2 feet (2.2 meters) wide and parallel spaces with a visible vehicle in front of the space and a curb (must be at least 3 feet (1 meter) longer than vehicle length). Autopark does not operate on angled parking spaces.
To Pause Parking
To pause Autopark, press the brake pedal once. Model Y stops and remains stopped until you touch Resume on the touchscreen.
To Cancel Parking
- The parking sequence exceeds seven moves.
- Model Y 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).
Autopark is particularly unlikely to operate as intended in these situations:
- The road is sloped. Autopark is designed to operate on flat roads only.
- Visibility is poor (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.).
- The curb is constructed of material other than stone, or the curb cannot be detected.
- The target parking space is directly adjacent to a wall or pillar (for example, the last parking space of a row in an underground parking structure).
- One or more of the ultrasonic sensors is damaged, dirty, or obstructed (such as by mud, ice, or snow, or by a vehicle bra, excessive paint, or adhesive products such as wraps, stickers, rubber coating, etc.).
- Weather conditions (heavy rain, snow, fog, or extremely hot or cold temperatures) are interfering with sensor operation.
- The sensors are affected by other electrical equipment or devices that generate ultrasonic waves.