I made a new video showing EU-spec parking sensors in action

I made a new video showing EU-spec parking sensors in action

The video shows some new features:
- Parking sensors in displays w/feedback sounds
- Wifi connectivity
- First SC in Norway, Dombås
- New door handle behaviour
- Muted tailgate?

tobi_ger | 2013年7月29日

Very nice, thank you! Love those new features!

bnyland | 2013年7月29日

Danke Schön for the feedback :)

tobi_ger | 2013年7月29日

:) Also great to watch with the descriptive text rather than comment, pleasant music as well. Do you produce videos often?

pebell | 2013年7月29日

Awesome, thanks! Very happy to have seen the PDC sensors in action!

bnyland | 2013年7月29日

I made a lot of videos on Vimeo before. I still do though. But YouTube has a different audience. I'm planning on making a lot more videos once I get my red P85 :D

tobi_ger | 2013年7月29日

@bnyland +1
Keep them coming! :)

nickjhowe | 2013年7月29日

Great. Thx.

I see the icons have changed in Nav - it says 'Start Nav' not 'Navigate', 'Traffic' has become a stop light icon, and 'Satellite' has become a globe icon. There's also the 'North Up' icon at the top of the Nav display.

Bradtc | 2013年7月29日

I love the parking sensor interface. I sure hope that can be added to my S here. I love the give in the handles too. Looking forward to those map and wifi features propogating out too. Thanks for posting!

bnyland | 2013年7月29日

So the software changes haven't been rolled out to the existing US cars yet?

Brian H | 2013年7月30日

No schedule yet, even. Vague comments.

carlk | 2013年7月30日

Thanks for the video. Do you know what is the minimum distance it can detect? From the video the last distance shown was 31cm before it goes to the red stop warning.

TheAustin | 2013年7月30日

These all look amazing, and the parking sensor interface is AWESOME! I love that it gives distance as well...Perhaps it's time that I stop being surprised when Tesla implements something in a way that's even better than I imagined.
The only negative thing I saw was that websites still take a long time to load, even when connected to WiFi...However, I don't use the web browser very often, so that's not something that will impact me.
Anyway...Can't wait for the new features to make it to the US cars!

Notre | 2013年7月30日

That webpage ( is rather large and the connection seemed to be via a mobile hotspot (3G).

tobi_ger | 2013年7月30日

Yes, hotspot was named "Samsung" and was probably tethered to the OP's phone. Still, great to see it's available.

Bubba2000 | 2013年7月30日

WAAAH! I am about to take delivery of my 85P/Pano and now I find that Tesla will soon be offering parking sensors! I hope they can retrofit these things.

Notre | 2013年7月30日

You also need tech for the sensor option.

bnyland | 2013年7月30日

I looked at the pictures on this forum and couldn't see any numbers lower than 30 cm either. I'm guessing they put a 30-31 cm threshold (1 ft) for the stop signal:,8405.105.html

Yes, I set up my Samsung S2 with tethering. The 3G could have been the bottleneck here.

CalDreamin | 2013年7月30日

Excellent video, I love how the parking sensors work.

earlyretirement | 2013年7月30日

Thanks so much for taking the time to share. I was trying to hold out for the park assist. Now I regret not waiting a few months longer.

I sure hope they make that available as an upgrade that we can pay for here in the USA.

P85_Norway | 2013年7月30日

@ bnyland +1

This is also Nice, from you:

bnyland | 2013年7月30日

Thanks for the feedback :)
And thanks for re-posting the link, @P85_Norway :)
I want to get a test drive of the EU-spec. Hopefully in a few weeks. I will make a video and post it here.

chrisdl | 2013年7月30日

Thanks, Bjorn. Very informative video!
Did you just walk in there and ask if you could film all this? Good stuff.

bnyland | 2013年7月30日

Yes, I walked in and asked if it was ok to take videos. They don't mind at all as long as it's the car in the demo room. But I was not allowed to take photos in the garage/repair shop area.

I was lucky getting a live demo of PDC. First when I asked to see it, they said they can't do it because there were customers inside the demo room and no EU-cars were available for driving. But right before they closed the shop, I was the only customer left there, and I got a quick demo :)

firerock | 2013年7月30日

I wonder will Tesla retrofit existing cars with the parking sensor and how much would that be?

Car-El | 2013年7月31日

Thanks Bjørn.
I like your videos. They are informative and nice.

The only thing I don't like is that I have to wait 1-3 month before i have our car.

maxbafh | 2013年7月31日

Thanks for the great video.

What would be interesting in the user manual there is a screenshot mentioning "Blind Spot" OFF / ON -> Regarding to the manual it should be under Controls > Settings >Safety & Security

May you verify that, if the option is available and ask how it is working :-)

bnyland | 2013年7月31日

@Julius,North Norway:
Thank you for the positive feedback :)

I have written it down now and will check it tomorrow after work. I only live 5 minutes away from the Tesla shop :)

Ohms.Law | 2013年8月1日


It was also exciting to see that sensor "buttons" were (apparently) hidden on the exterior of the car. Good job Tesla.

soren | 2013年8月1日

Perhaps I have missed something. But are wifi connectivity standard in all eu models?

tobi_ger | 2013年8月1日

Interesting question... maybe it's part of the tech package or not, but WiFi isn't mentioned anyhwere on my design studio/ordering page.

pebell | 2013年8月1日

@Soren: I think so, because I read Tesla has not been able to close deals with European telecom providers yet, so wifi and a tethered phone, like demonstrated in the video, are the only way to get the cars online right now.

OleJA | 2013年8月1日

Wifi has been enabled in Firmware ver 5.5 which is installed on all the EU demo cars. AFAIK the Wifi hardware is available on all cars delivered so far, independent of tech package or not, but need this new FW version to be rolled out.