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I apologize if this has been asked before, but couldn't find it using Search.

I'm coming from a 2013 BMW X3, which has front and rear proximity sensors and "birds-eye"/360 degree overhead view.

The X3's overhead view and sensor warnings were very helpful when pulling into my tight garage. I'd get beeps as sensors picked up things to the sides while pulling in. Beep rate would increase as I got closer to the front wall and switch to steady tone when I was just about going to whack into something. I'd also get yellow indications on the display from the sensors that were being triggered.

On the Bolt, I've yet to get any warning from the front sensors and the rear sensors don't go off until I'm just about to whack into something (or so it seems from the camera view).

Is this the designed behavior or is it me?

P.S. Do the front sensors help at all in not hitting parking blocks (the things that tend to scrape low-slung front bumpers?
 

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Not sure if there are any front sensors in the ParkAssist System. From the manual:


Parking Assist
If equipped, Rear Parking Assist (RPA) uses sensors on the rear bumper to assist with parking and avoiding objects while in R (Reverse). It operates at speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph). RPA may show a warning triangle on the infotainment display and/or a graphic on the instrument cluster to provide the object distance. In addition, multiple beeps may occur if very close to an object.”

And in my experience, the Bolt seems conservative in its warnings. As you’ve mentioned, on the bird’s eye view it almost seems that I’m about to hit something in the rear (so of course I stop), but when I get out there’s quite a bit of clearance left.
 

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Use bird's eye view 100% of the time pulling into my garage. Never get a beep or warning pulling in. I pull in till I see objects stored against garage wall "touch" the overview image on my center display. When I get out, there's walking room in front of the Bolt.

Almost always get a warning when backing out of my garage. Display first shows a yellow warning triangle, followed by a red warning triangle with an audible warning. Apparently not as refined as your BMW experience.

When parallel parking, the sides of the image are less conservative. Meaning, I can hit the curb when it appears I still have some room on the overview image.
 

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Thanks for the comments, guys. @MDBolt , you're correct, there are no front sensors :(, just the camera.
@XJ12 I have the same experience backing out. I think it sees the concrete pad before the asphalt as an obstacle.

At any rate, this is a step back from the X3, but I'll get used to it. Haven't found the panel icon yet to turn on the camera view. I do the R/D shift dance to get 'em on.
 

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Haven't found the panel icon yet to turn on the camera view. I do the R/D shift dance to get 'em on.
I'm so used to going thru the menu on the main display that I don't even think about it now. Two touches. Hit the icon view ?as I approach my garage, then hit the camera selection when the car reaches its minimum camera activation speed.
 

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I'm so used to going thru the menu on the main display that I don't even think about it now. Two touches. Hit the icon view ?as I approach my garage, then hit the camera selection when the car reaches its minimum camera activation speed.
I just back in to the garage, which gets the camera going every time. :D On a more serious note, it’s technically safer because I don’t have to back in to oncoming traffic every time I leave the house. This has become especially important because our home is on the Main Street of our development.
 

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Good comments
Adding
Yesterday forgot something at significant friend's got call. Made uturn . She standing at curb when I turned corner
Hit the dilithium crystals and just when approaching the car did its thing
Very nice. No way for awake person to hit side of road pedestrian
Impressive
 
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