A growing number of vehicles are currently being offered with automated systems that make it easy for those who tend to freeze up when it comes time to parallel parking. But Ford is demonstrating an even more advanced system that can drop you off and then park itself.
The technology brings the motor vehicle one step closer to autonomous driving—a concept that several manufacturers promise to introduce by decade's end.
"Parking in today's cities can be stressful and difficult," said Barb Samardzich, Ford's head of product development in Europe. "We want to make it as easy, efficient and accurate as possible."
Current parking assist systems uses a variety of sonar, radar or even camera sensors to help motorists slip into parallel or perpendicular spots. But the motorist is required to participate, in some vehicles using the brake while in others operating both the brake and throttle.
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