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Post by McHaggis69 » Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:05 pm

Thought this was and would be an unused gimmick.

Tried it today after driving around 50m up a winding narrow worksite access.

Put car in reverse, pushed a button and apart from the accelerator, let the car do the whole manoeuvre back out.

I was actually quite impressed!
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Post by Argyll Andy » Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:27 pm

The worry of the impending crunch noise has stopped me even trying this :rofl:

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    Post by buzyg » Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:42 am

    I spend much time reversing down single track Cornish lanes, for horses and the like. Does it work with Hedge rows would be my first question?
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    Post by McHaggis69 » Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:19 am

    So far as I can tell it doesnt matter whats either side.

    The car simply memorises the last 50m driven and reverses back on exactly that track.
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    Post by buzyg » Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:19 am

    Neat. :thumbsup:
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    Post by k755 » Mon Feb 26, 2024 12:19 pm

    Have it on my 330e daily works well especially for turning out of a tight parking space or off a drive.

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    Post by Timdon » Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:14 pm

    I use reverse assist every day to get me out of my narrow garage.

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    Post by ori » Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:55 am

    It’s not a bad little feature. On rare occasions I use it, it works flawlessly retracing the last 50m.

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    Post by Argyll Andy » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:46 am

    ori wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:55 am It’s not a bad little feature. On rare occasions I use it, it works flawlessly retracing the last 50m.
    Don’t you use it just now, it’ll just reverse you back to the dealers :wink: :rofl:

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      Post by BigDave » Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:31 pm

      Mmmmm. Didnt even know the car had this function.... So which button do i press to engage reverse assist.??

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      Post by enuff_zed » Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:39 pm

      What happens after 50m, does it stop?
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      Post by Schaef » Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:26 pm

      I think it's a perfect option, I always use it to drive the car out of the garage. If I didn't hit anything driving in, I won't hit anything driving out.

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      Post by enuff_zed » Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:28 pm

      Schaef wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:26 pm I think it's a perfect option, I always use it to drive the car out of the garage. If I didn't hit anything driving in, I won't hit anything driving out.
      Assuming no-one has parked another car, abandoned a bike, moved the bins, let the dog out.............................
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      Post by McHaggis69 » Sat Mar 02, 2024 8:00 am

      BigDave wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:31 pm Mmmmm. Didnt even know the car had this function.... So which button do i press to engage reverse assist.??
      When you select reverse gear and your rear camera appears on the main screen, there is a little checkbox appears 'reverse assist' on the RHS menu. Just select it.
      The car talks you through the process, but its basically 'I will steer, you control the accelerator and brakes'.
      All the usual sensors are in operation so if something has blocked the path since you drove in, you will be warned - but obviously you will be using your normal vision to check your pathway in any event.
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      Post by ori » Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:27 pm

      Argyll Andy wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:46 am
      ori wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:55 am It’s not a bad little feature. On rare occasions I use it, it works flawlessly retracing the last 50m.
      Don’t you use it just now, it’ll just reverse you back to the dealers :wink: :rofl:
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