Ford Introducing The Car That Parks Itself [VIDEO]
The race for complete production-ready autonomous vehicles is on (cue the Jestons Theme Song) Yes, Cars that park themselves! Ford Motor Co. says it has developed a car that can sniff out open parking spaces ahead — and then park itself in that space, even without a driver behind the wheel. If the parking spot is really narrow, with little room to open the car door and exit — the driver can get out of the car and guide the whole parking process by remote control. Very James Bond!
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According to The Detroit News, Ford’s Fully Assisted Parking Aid is quite simple: Ultrasonic sensors can detect an open parallel, diagonal or perpendicular parking space ahead while a vehicle is traveling up to 18 miles per hour, with enough lead time that the driver doesn’t overshoot the space.