How well does the Intelligent Parking Assist work?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by ICEMAN 316, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. ICEMAN 316

    ICEMAN 316 Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    20
    4
    0
    Location:
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    2013 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    Hi I was wondering if anyone with V with AT pkg have tried the Intelligent Parking Assist. Just trying to get a feedback on how well it actually works. And if anyone has a video on it that would be great. Thanks
     
  2. web1b

    web1b Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    814
    52
    0
     
  3. ggood

    ggood Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    2,436
    517
    0
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    We tried it at a gathering in Houston and Parallel Parking worked easily he first time. We never did get the hang of a 90 degree back-in though.
     
  4. mandrei83

    mandrei83 Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    139
    31
    0
    Location:
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
  5. wfolta

    wfolta Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    366
    145
    0
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    Watching the videos, I noticed that you have to straighten the wheels for the 90-degree-back, after you have turned to the side. That's different from the parallel parking and a little counter-intuitive, and I'd imagine easy to forget. Where you doing that?
     
  6. ggood

    ggood Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    2,436
    517
    0
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    LOL, we tested it at a little PC gathering without knowing what we were doing, and without reading the manual! The parallel park worked quite easily, the back in not so much. The system kept telling us we didn't have the car correctly positioned. The system did prompt us on how to use it, but it was a tad confusing for the back in. We did eventually figure out we needed to turn out at the 2nd beep, and I think we were prompted to straighten the wheels.
     
  7. wfolta

    wfolta Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    366
    145
    0
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    Yeah, the video struck me as silly that it expected you to straighten the wheels manually. It doesn't seem like it's doing much for you at all. Rather silly.

    The only thing I wish for in terms of non-parallel parking would be an automatic tilt-down of the side mirrors so I could see how close to the curb I am when I'm getting my end spot to avoid door dings.
     
  8. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    40,925
    12,469
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    first beep is to angle the car. the second beep is to stop the car and straighten the wheels. It will correct if you overshoot the spot. On my test drive, I was backing in towards the driver's side so you'd expect it to turn the wheel to the left to back into the spot after I angled it. Instead, it turned to the right, adjusted itself, then turned left and continued to guide the car into the spot. Very cool!!


    I think the reason why you have to keep it straight is so that the computer can use it as a reference point. I don't think it has any idea how the wheels are turned but maybe just keeps track of the revolutions of the steering wheel to guide it in.
     
  9. PaulD

    PaulD Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    53
    45
    0
    Location:
    Hillsboro, OR
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Got my Prius four weeks ago and finally tried the IPA. Backed in to four spots today. It absolutely rocks!

    I have a friend who bought the top of the line Lexus a few years ago and showed me how it would parallel park for him. I find it amusing that I've got a little gas sipper that parks for me and costs a whole lot less!
     
    Tideland Prius likes this.
  10. 348

    348 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    71
    36
    0
    Location:
    Central Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius
    Model:
    Persona
    Using it would be a man-card revocation event.
     
  11. PaulD

    PaulD Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    53
    45
    0
    Location:
    Hillsboro, OR
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Funny! Revoke mine then.
     
  12. 348

    348 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    71
    36
    0
    Location:
    Central Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius
    Model:
    Persona
    You do live near Portland, man-cards are pretty scarce there already........
     
  13. PaulD

    PaulD Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    53
    45
    0
    Location:
    Hillsboro, OR
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    The important word there is "near" but Hillsboro is very different than Portland.

    I just happened to be in downtown Portland this morning, and felt very out of place. I go there as little as possible.
     
Loading...