21 Jun '13, 7pm

Self-Parking Volvo Demonstrated - Hybrid Cars News

Self-Parking Volvo Demonstrated - Hybrid Cars News

Volvo is jumping on the self-parking bandwagon and removes the driver from the equation. Volvo Car Group said it has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car, which will be demonstrated at a media event next week, finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park. “Autonomous Parking is a concept technology that relieves the driver of the time-consuming task of finding a vacant parking space. The driver just drops the vehicle off at the entrance to the car park and picks it up in the same place later,” says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor, Volvo Car Group. Vehicle-to-Infrastructure technology (V2I), in other words transmitters located in the road infrastructure, informs the driver when the service is availabl...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/self-parking-volvo-demonstrated/

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