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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    OK, I survived: Model S does NOT shift itself into park if you lift your butt off the seat when you're reversing ...

    That should be the end of this thread.
    Thanks for guinea pigging this. So you think they did a firmware upgrade since that video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    OK, I survived: Model S does NOT shift itself into park if you lift your butt off the seat...
    Thanks for confirming that. The video certainly had me spooked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    I think the car automatically going into park is a good safety feature. Just maybe need to adjust the parameters that allow that to happen. Vehicle speed, perhaps an open door as well as butt off the seat.
    Well in my experiment I had to open the door to exit but the car was stationery even though I left it in D/R. Sorry TMC-ers, I'm not committed enough to exit a moving vehicle just to see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfx View Post
    So you think they did a firmware upgrade since that video?
    Either that or the cars.com car was a beta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    Well in my experiment I had to open the door to exit but the car was stationery even though I left it in D/R. Sorry TMC-ers, I'm not committed enough to exit a moving vehicle just to see what happens.
    There goes my vision of you as a stateside bond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnOutsider View Post
    There goes my vision of you as a stateside bond.
    I think you mean: Bond; James Bond. <wahhh wahhh wahwahhhh..>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylonfive View Post
    I think you mean: Bond; James Bond. <wahhh wahhh wahwahhhh..>
    I know what Outsider meant...he's just trying to get me to make that jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylonfive View Post
    I think you mean: Bond; James Bond. <wahhh wahhh wahwahhhh..>
    It's Florida, so I'd think the name of someone jumping out of a car is less "James Bond" and more "Jimmy Ray Bondo".

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    It'll go into P from D with doors closed if you're not moving. It probably does it while moving but below a certain speed. Probably the same speed limit where you can manually engage parking brake from the display, too. (5 MPH?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinergi View Post
    It'll go into P from D with doors closed if you're not moving. It probably does it while moving but below a certain speed. Probably the same speed limit where you can manually engage parking brake from the display, too. (5 MPH?)
    I tried it reversing at slow speed and nothing happened. Even standing still nothing happened. It was only when I exited the car with the door open that the car went to "off". I think the point is that no-one need worry about the car automatically going into park at some critical time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckessel View Post
    It's Florida, so I'd think the name of someone jumping out of a car is less "James Bond" and more "Jimmy Ray Bondo".
    Haha, I'll bet there's not an Englishman on this planet called Jimmy-Ray ..anything..

    Short off-topic: A few years back I lived in NY city and liked to go to Stand Up NY. One night I made the mistake of getting a front row table and the comedian decided on some interaction with me and my British accent became the butt of his jokes far a half hour or so. Then he decided to tell a joke about rednecks and turning to me the conversation went as follows:

    Comedian: You do know what rednecks are right?
    Me: Yes....
    Comedian: Do you have rednecks in England?
    Me: Yes....
    Comedian: What do you call them?
    Me: Americans....

    Brought the house down, his face was priceless.

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    I'm not convinced. I think you need to get yourself a MythBusters moustache, and build a hydraulic spider-leg contraption that will anchor itself to the window sills so it can fully lift your body weight off the seat without itself touching the seat in any way. You then need to put together a video showing your contraption at work.

    Then I'll be convinced. And amused.

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