I'm a fiction writer so I tend to exaggerate, but my Model X (Angel) attacked me in a parking lot. As I approached, with Angel parked very close to another vehicle, she struck me in the stomach with her side mirror. She couldn't say she was sorry, but I knew she was. I've had auto-parking mirrors for many years with my previous Acuras and Lexus vehicles so I know how they could work. In those cars, the mirrors also park when the car is locked--that way I know it's locked. However, they don't extend until I'm in the car and the vehicle is positioning the seats. THAT's when it makes sense--not when I'm approaching the car in a tight space. At home in the garage (which again, is very tight), I have to remember to manually park the mirrors for two reasons. First, so I can squeeze between the shelves (my wife says they have to stay) and the car and because Angel gets excited as I walk by. That is, when she sees the keyfob, even if I'm still in the house and walking nearby, she extends the mirrors, flashes her lights, and gets ready for me to come out and play with her.
What I would like to see in a future update is the ability to set the mirror park state in the driver profile. That way, if the Easy Entry profile has the mirrors stowed, they would stow when that profile is activated. As the driver profile is executed, the steering wheel extends, and the seats reposition, the mirrors would also extend. It sounds like an easy fix.
I love Angel and she takes good care of me, but the bruise on my tummy is a reminder to stay away from her mirrors.
I thought about having the mirrors retract as I entered the driveway, but I use the driver-side mirror as a gage to see how close I am to fitting into my narrow garage door.
Thanks for listening.