January 11, 2014

New app allows you to park the car from the pavement (VIDEO)

Bosch's automatic parking system involves installing 12 sensors into a car which scan the road and park a car directed by an app without any bumps or scrapes
A new app created by Bosch allows drivers to park their cars automatically.

Unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the system allows you to park your car while standing across the road when running it though your smartphone. The process works by installing 12 sensors into your car that can then scan the road and park the vehicle without any scraps, bumps or accidents.

The automatic parking assist system is designed for people who find it difficult to park in tight spaces, and is being thought to be most useful l in Britain and Europe, where parking spaces in supermarkets and public multi-storey carparks are notoriously tight.

Fred Sejalon, engineering manager at Bosch, said: ‘The vehicle is fitted with 12 ultra-sonic sensors and when the driver wishes to park they just have to enable the system and sensors start scanning the environment.

‘If a suitable parking space is found the driver can either stay in the vehicle or step out and, using their smartphone, let the vehicle do the rest. The system controls vehicle speed and the steering wheel and gear shift.’

Mr Sejalon added: ‘This is good for everybody, especially for parking in a traffic situation or anybody who doesn’t feel comfortable parallel or perpendicular parking, especially when the visibility is limited.
‘There is a lot of hype about autonomous driving and that is a stepping stone in that direction.’

The automatic parking assist system will be available to buy next year.

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