The parking space looks big enough to reverse into. Indicator on, you start to turn the steering wheel and look over your shoulder. Your first attempt fails, and your second attempt invites an angry sounding of horns from the queue backing up behind.
Familiar with this situation? The parallel parking steering assistant, known as Park Assist, is on hand to help. The assistant steers the vehicle automatically into parallel roadside parking spaces or bay parking spaces. The Park Assist takes over steering control itself and manoeuvres the vehicle as required into the chosen parking space. It handles all the work involved, including measuring the space first, setting the start position and manipulating the steering wheel. All the driver does is accelerate and brake as needed.
“The driver can really just forget about having to park,” explains developer Jan Brandes. “Park Assist always identifies the right path into the space.”