self-parking car

self-parking car

A feature of many automobiles that parallel parks automatically by using sensors that detect the curb and surrounding parked cars. Drivers are able to park in a much tighter space than they would otherwise attempt and without any damage to their vehicle or others.

The self-parking operation is similar but not identical in different vehicles. Drivers may be instructed to do more in one car than another; however, they are typically in control of the backup speed by applying pressure or releasing the brake pedal. In all cases, the steering wheel is controlled by the self-parking system.

Remote Control Forward Parking
Some luxury cars such as BMW and Mercedes can move forward or backward into tight parking spots with the driver standing outside the car and holding the button down on the key fob. Although this feature would be helpful when parking in a narrow garage at home, it is also touted as useful in open air parking lots. However, why anyone would want to squeeze their car into a spot so tight that car door dings are inevitable seems puzzling. See automotive safety systems.
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VOLKSWAGEN are trialling autonomous self-parking car technology at Hamburg Airport.
Volkswagen Group is currently trialling autonomous self-parking car technology at Hamburg Airport.
Another connected car at the CES 2015 was the Volkswagen self-parking car. The electric Volkswagen hatchback can memorise the track from driveway to parking and the driver can just with a tap on their smartwatch park their car.
As far back as 2006, Lexus launched its LS460 self-parking car. Since then a number of other brands including Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Toyota have rolled out their own self-parking systems.
enda.mullen@reachplc.com AS the journey towards selfdriving cars gathers pace the first facility in the UK to develop self-parking cars is under construction in Warwickshire.
As the journey towards self-driving cars gathers pace the first facility in the UK to develop self-parking cars is under construction in Warwickshire.
You can cram the cars like sardines, which self-parking cars allow you to do," Roorda added.
The idea came out of the Japanese automaker's research on self-parking cars.
Accordingly, the current project has also utilised findings from the EU's V-Charge project for the development of self-parking cars, in which Marc Pollefeys' group was also involved.
Nissan has said it hopes to introduce at least some autonomous driving technologies--such as self-parking cars and collision detection systems, to cars by 2016.
VW also unveiled plans for self-parking cars, building on a similar announcement by Volvo in 2013, whereby your car auto- matically drives off (you don't need to be inside) to find a parking space.

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