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Park Assist - Dumb Questions...Or maybe not


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#1 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

Now that I have my new car, but haven't gotten to try out the Park Assist just yet...

I read the manual and watched a few YouTube videos and a few things are not obvious...

 

When parking, do I put the car into reverse and it stay in reverse until completed?

The P/A does the forward/reverse-ing itself?  I know it does the steering of course.

 

No accelerator at all, the P/A powers/moves the car?  Does it brake too?

 

I would figure the manual would mention these two things, but it doesn't

at all - unless I missed it.  Maybe Ford has a specific video on this which I

haven't gotten to yet.

 

Can I test this near a street curb where there are no cars to park between?

I figure at least this way there isn't as much to hit 

 


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#2 OFFLINE   neod192

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

You control the gear (drive/reverse/park) and the speed (accelerate or brake as needed). The car will tell you when to put the car in reverse or in drive. Once it's in reverse, I let go of the brake pedal and it starts moving (normal operation). Since I like to park slowly, I don't use the gas pedal, and just let it roll into the parking spot - I only use the brake pedal to stop it :)

 

It has to detect something to park next to, so a curb with no obstacles won't work. I've tested it on parking lots where people pull in to park and I parked perpendicular to the other cars :)


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2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

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#3 OFFLINE   Riggo

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

Now that I have my new car, but haven't gotten to try out the Park Assist just yet...

I read the manual and watched a few YouTube videos and a few things are not obvious...

 

When parking, do I put the car into reverse and it stay in reverse until completed?

The P/A does the forward/reverse-ing itself?  I know it does the steering of course.

 

No accelerator at all, the P/A powers/moves the car?  Does it brake too?

 

I would figure the manual would mention these two things, but it doesn't

at all - unless I missed it.  Maybe Ford has a specific video on this which I

haven't gotten to yet.

 

Can I test this near a street curb where there are no cars to park between?

I figure at least this way there isn't as much to hit 

 

 

You have to put the car in reverse, the screen will tell you to do so. You also have to put it in drive to pull foward, which the screen will also alert you to. You really only need to use the brake (it does not brake for you), when you lift off the brake the car will start moving some, just as it would in normal driving. Although I guess with hill assist on a hill it wouldn't start moving.

This is a pretty good video but it doesn't tell you about using the brake or accelerator

LIke I said, you only need to lift your foot off the brake for it to start moving and you need to brake the car yourself, the beeps will get faster as you get closer to the car behind or in front of you and will change to a solid tone when you should not proceed any further.


Edited by Riggo, 17 April 2013 - 12:18 PM.

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#4 OFFLINE   smr2112

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

Makes a bit more sense now, guess I have to find a spot to go practice and it'll make even more sense.


2013 FFH Hybrid Titanium 900A / Sterling Grey / Driver Assist / Park Assist / Adapt. Cruise / Moonroof / Navigation -- Took delivery 04/16/13

 

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#5 OFFLINE   neod192

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:02 PM

Makes a bit more sense now, guess I have to find a spot to go practice and it'll make even more sense.

Just remember to stop when you hear the continuous beep and you'll be fine :)


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2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium << -- click for the picture gallery

 

- Deep Impact Blue

- 18" Polished Face with Flash Greay-Painted Pockets Wheels

- Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener

- Driver Assist Package

- Voice-Activated Navigation

- Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System

- Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Ordered: 11/19/12 | VIN Assigned: 2/28/13 | Build Date: 3/21/13 | ETA: 4/6/13 | Delivery Date: April 5th, 2013 !!!

 

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#6 OFFLINE   stlouisgeorge

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:45 PM

I got up the nerve today to try out the perpendicular active parking assist on my 2017 FFH.  I figured out quickly that it doesn't read anything on the ground (like those pesky painted white lines).

 

A leap of faith.  A solid tone in reverse.  A $38,000 car with 300 miles on it.  Is this crazy?

With all the jaw dropping assist technology I did the deed and it worked!

 

Notice how the bozo on the left parked.  Right on the line.  My Fusion cared not.  Put me right between both cars.

 

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#7 OFFLINE   billford

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:42 PM

I seen a car with the front fender ripped in half when using park assist. 

The car was parking behind a flat deck pickup truck. The deck was higher than the park sensors, so the park sensors could not see the deck.



#8 OFFLINE   stlouisgeorge

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 03:11 PM

I seen a car with the front fender ripped in half when using park assist. 

The car was parking behind a flat deck pickup truck. The deck was higher than the park sensors, so the park sensors could not see the deck.

It seems, for perpendicular parking anyway, the first turn going in reverse is the killer.  One mistake and its over.  

I made a salesman almost need to change his clothes after trying it between two brand new 2017 Fusions on his Ford lot.  We aborted.






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