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After reviewing the spec sheet, seems odd that despite having the necessary equipment, they have omitted any automated parking system?
Support have confirmed this. You get parking sensors only, no assisted steering in or out of spaces. My current car, half the price of the P2, features this!

It's not a showstopper from a purchase point of view, but given the competition and the supposed 'modernity' of EVs... seems really odd no?

Perhaps it's something they can add later via software, given the equipment is already present, but I doubt it.
 

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I wouldn't worry about it at all. The Model S I recently traded in had it and it rarely worked, as in almost never. My new Jaguar I-Pace has it and it too rarely works.

More importantly, if it does work, it will often scrape your rims and you'll have a bad case of curb rash. That's what happened on my Model S. So I'd look at not having it as a positive. You'd probably try it as a novelty and then rarely if ever use it.
 

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I agree with you from a point of real-life practicality. I've had mixed results too in my cars, but has come in handy on occasion and this will be the first time in over 6yrs I've not at least had the option. I mean I could just learn to park properly, sure!

However, from a marketing perspective if nothing else, for a car that's supposed to have all the features to rival the competition... it's still a gap IMHO.
 

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I have this on my current car and it's more of gimmick that my kids love and impresses a date. Otherwise it's more trouble than it's worth because I can park a lot faster than it can, and if you are in traffic, speed is important.

I imagine Polestar could add it via sw if they really wanted to.
 

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Many cars have it and many owners have had their rims scraped as the car parked too close to the curb. No thanks.
 

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Many cars have it and many owners have had their rims scraped as the car parked too close to the curb. No thanks.
I'm not sure what system that is using, but my auto-park has been flawless. The only time I've scraped my rims is when I've parked myself and messed up :(
 

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Tesla's AP has done this to many people. I have it on my I-Pace and although it hasn't scraped my rims, it frequently doesn't see a spot.
 

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We have it on our XC90 T8 and it rarely works, meams iise more time to adjust the car for parking than i would need for the parkind myself. And Agreed Iam always worried to scratch rims.
But agree it should be included in such a car.
 

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Hi,

After reviewing the spec sheet, seems odd that despite having the necessary equipment, they have omitted any automated parking system?
Support have confirmed this. You get parking sensors only, no assisted steering in or out of spaces. My current car, half the price of the P2, features this!

It's not a showstopper from a purchase point of view, but given the competition and the supposed 'modernity' of EVs... seems really odd no?

Perhaps it's something they can add later via software, given the equipment is already present, but I doubt it.
Really it should have summon mode from the app, the unparking when your not in the car is more useful IMHO
 

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I have park assist on my V60 and like others it rarely works. Once it did a good job (I was testing it just for fun), but the second try it did a crappy job. Just a gimmick as other said.

As far as Summon is concerned, what I have seen on Youtube the car comes to you so slow I would get impatient, much quicker to walk to the car and jump in.
 

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I have park assist on my V60 and like others it rarely works. Once it did a good job (I was testing it just for fun), but the second try it did a crappy job. Just a gimmick as other said.

As far as Summon is concerned, what I have seen on Youtube the car comes to you so slow I would get impatient, much quicker to walk to the car and jump in.
I'm not as interested in the full summon which is really more for show. But I like the idea brought out in the Hyundai commercial where the car backs out of a tight spot.
 

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I’m pretty good and quick at parking including parallel parking.
Like others have said, it is painfully slow and has its quirks.
A Tesla-like Summon feature would be an interesting and novel feature to have though, good when the spot is too tight to comfortably get out of your car like in your garage -- but not next to other cars as I’m too paranoid to do that.
 

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I’m pretty good and quick at parking including parallel parking.
Like others have said, it is painfully slow and has its quirks.
A Tesla-like Summon feature would be an interesting and novel feature to have though, good when the spot is too tight to comfortably get out of your car like in your garage -- but not next to other cars as I’m too paranoid to do that.
I was once good at parallel parking. That was when you could actually see out of the back windows of cars 😆
 

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I was once good at parallel parking. That was when you could actually see out of the back windows of cars 😆
Good point. My Mercedes has very good outwards visibility, but the P2 has a 360-degree camera. Don't know how helpful that would be as I don't have that in my current car.
 

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Good point. My Mercedes has very good outwards visibility, but the P2 has a 360-degree camera. Don't know how helpful that would be as I don't have that in my current car.
Ever since rear camera became standard, designers have been able to forget about rear visibility.
 
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