I have not received my XC90 yet, but I don't plan on using Park Assist Pilot for several reasons: 1) I know how to parallel park (very well); 2) I haven't seen any reviews or posts that indicate this is a consistently useful feature. It is something my wife will consider using, however I have hesitation as it might do more harm than good if she blindly relies on it. I think the 360 camera and parking sensors will be more than enough to help her park this relatively large vehicle.Do most of you use Park Assist Pilot? If not, why not?
So I don't have the manual in front of me, but my comment above would apply for the feature where you take your hands off the physical wheel and the car steers itself into the space while the driver controls the speed and gear position.absolut01:
I was referring to Park Assist Pilot (p. 308 of online manual). NOT to Park Assist (p. 296) or Park Assist Camera (p. 301). The names are so similar, it is confusing.
Yes, we are talking about the same thing. Parking with hands off the steering wheel is what I was referring to.So I don't have the manual in front of me, but my comment above would apply for the feature where you take your hands off the physical wheel and the car steers itself into the space while the driver controls the speed and gear position.
Happy to read your positive report.I live in NYC and I use park assist pilot often. I've posted about this before. I find it very easy to use since the option to use it pops up when you switch into reverse, as I do 90% of the time before parking. I'll often hit the 'park in' button and if it has the spot I want in its sights, I let it park. When it does have the spot in sight, I find it extremely accurate and it can park itself into some tight spots and get me a comfortable distance from the curb. If it doesn't detect the right spot immediately, I just begin to park myself and sometimes it finds the spot halfway through parking and I let it take over. Sometimes it just doesn't want to lock onto the spot I want and I just park myself. I think I actually use it close to 50% of the time I park.
There is often not a clear reason for its refusal to sense a spot. If anything I think it might have trouble when the spot is too big. Also stuff like an empty plastic bag in the street (heart NYC) can seem like an obstacle to it. All in all I think its very useful and since I know how to park I can very easily monitor it.
That depends on how good of a driver you are.My question is: When parallel parking, does Park Assist Pilot require a larger space than when a driver controls the steering himself?