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[email protected]’s 10-year evolution of Park Assist; heading toward trained parking and higher levels of autonomy https://t.co/iJeab1L3cy

Volkswagen’s 10-year evolution of Park Assist; heading toward trained parking and higher levels of autonomy 26 November 2016 Volkswagen first introduced a parking assistance system based on ultrasonic sensors in the early 1990s. However, it was the “Park Assist” Gen 1 system presented in the Touran in 2007 that marked a foundational point in the commercial development of the technology. After it was activated, Park Assist was able to detect parallel parking spaces on the left and right sides of the road as the car passed them using special, side-oriented ultrasonic sensors, enabling semi-automatic parking for the first time. Volkswagen engineers have continued to enhance the functionality, leading to the release of Gen 3 Park Assist in 2014, with a clear roadmap to the deployment of higher levels of autonomy, including trained parking: fully automated parking with a one-of...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/11/20161126-volkswag...

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