Anyone experienced this in operation? Blimey, you know about it!
Was parking up in an underground hotel parking space in London Hyde Park on Friday. They have several charge points and I attempted to line it up for the first time. One of the door guys was kind enough to show me the 'where and how'. But he moved around rather quick at the rear and the car read it as a potential collision .... and bamn! The anchors slammed on solid. Was convinced I'd hit the wall but no it was the pedestrian protection system. Frightened me to death.
Then this morning, same thing but on the school drop off of the Grandson .... icy, snowy roads and the slowest, most gentle of RH turns. A Mother and two kids were on the path but moving towards the open road as if to walk across imminently. Again slam! Bit embarrassing as a guy in a small BMW opposite was letting me turn right. Took me a minute or two to understand what had happened. Again thought I'd hit something.
Just to warn, it's quite a shock when it happens but boy does it work. Clever stuff. This thing just keeps delivering new stuff.
This has got me about 5 times since I got the car. It is amazing how hard it can slam on the brakes when there is someone walking nearby when you are manoeuvring slowly - talk about an adrenaline kick! It feels and sounds just like you have hit something. The first two times I actually got out of the car to see. The first time I got out and apologised to a mother who was pushing a pram as I was convinced I had hit her. She looked at me like I was mental!
It clearly works if anything moves around you when you are parking or similar. But do you know if it does the same thing if you get too close to a fixed solid object? I don't want to test it by driving into a wall (even slowly!) but it would be great to know that it would do so if I ever ignored the beeping parking sensors.