Testing Tesla Vision Park Assist vs Tape Measure [VIDEOS]

Photo: EVBaymax

A video shared by @EVBaymax on Thursday shows just how accurate Tesla’s Vision Park Assist feature is, after verifying the in-car distance with a tape measure.

In the video, you can see the user’s park assist screen displaying a distance of 18 inches between the vehicle and the nearby curb. When EVBaymax gets out to measure the actual distance with a tape measure, the Tesla Vision system is proven right, almost to the inch exactly.

The user also went on to say in the thread that there is a loading time for Park Assist when attempting to exit a parking space, and while he says it isn’t a big deal, a follow-up video shows the feature taking about 10 full seconds to load the detected curb.

He notes that the feature isn’t yet perfect, with some situations showing the feature as unavailable entirely, like when he tries to back into his garage.

The news comes just under a week after Tesla debuted Vision-based Park Assist feature for cars without ultrasonic sensors in its 2022.45.11 and 2023.6.9 software updates.

Park Assist release notes are noted in 2023.6 by Tesla Updates:

Park Assist

Tesla Vision Park Assist provides visual and audio alerts of surrounding objects. This feature uses the occupancy network to predict high-definition outlines of objects 360 degrees around the car.

Note: Tesla Vision Park Assist is for guidance purposes only and is not a substitute for an aware driver. Please be attentive and avoid obstacles as required.

The system offers audio and animated alerts for drivers attempting to park, as can be seen in the above video and thread. It’s a start but it’s not perfect, and should get better over time.