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Has anyone tried using the active park assist function to parallel park or back into a spot?
 

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Has anyone tried using the active park assist function to parallel park or back into a spot?
Used it once on my current 2015 F150, just to test it out. It works, but takes more time and button pushes than skills! Sometimes you just need to learn the old-fashioned way. If you need it…you probably should not be driving the vehicle.
 

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Used it once on my current 2015 F150, just to test it out. It works, but takes more time and button pushes than skills! Sometimes you just need to learn the old-fashioned way. If you need it…you probably should not be driving the vehicle.
I don't need it, I agree, I was just curious, seems like a gimmick, I wanted to try it out and couldn't figure it out, maybe I'm just not that tech savvy.
 

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You don't even accelerate or brake. You actually put the truck in neutral.

Want to try it out, haven't had time.
You're right, just watched a youtube. You have to hold the button down after it tells you to stop and it takes over from there. So far i've watched it make 2-3 point turns into a perpendicular spot, seems like waste. Need to get that wide birth to back up lol
Edit: Also most of these demo videos online are from sales guys and they obviously don't know how to park a truck. Worthless
 

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You're right, just watched a youtube. You have to hold the button down after it tells you to stop and it takes over from there. So far i've watched it make 2-3 point turns into a perpendicular spot, seems like waste. Need to get that wide birth to back up lol
Edit: Also most of these demo videos online are from sales guys and they obviously don't know how to park a truck. Worthless
Yeah, it is a neat feature and I am excited to try it. I am from NY and pride myself on my amazing parallel parking skills, but it will be fun to see if the truck can do better, even if it takes three times as long. :)
 

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Well, I was trying to find this feature but I'm quite certain it's not on the truck. The videos I referenced utilized a button I do not have in the 801A. Curious to hear if anyone else finds it.

EDIT: The |P| button on the dash merely gives the option to find the closest parking lot. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.
 
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Well, I was trying to find this feature but I'm quite certain it's not on the truck. The videos I referenced utilized a button I do not have in the 801A. Curious to hear if anyone else finds it.

EDIT: The |P| button on the dash merely gives the option to find the closest parking lot. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.
That’s what I was finding, seems like a software issue maybe, it is supposed to be part of the co-Pilot that we have
 

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Interesting, when I built the truck I tried my best to build with Copilot 2.0, but had to unselect 801A and add features individually and couldn't get to the equivalent of 801A + copilot. Therefore opted for 801A.

So, I wasn't expecting to have Copilot until I saw the build updated online which included it. The button is there, maybe they will add it OTA at some point. There's no shame in having the feature. It will add to resale when someone is considering buying my Gen3 in 4 years... when the Gen4 will have a 4-cylinder and we're still hoping for a V8.
 
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