VW intends to make autonomous parking cars a reality. In fact, it’s promising that vehicles in the company group (which includes brands like Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Lamborghini) will start including autonomous parking in the year 2020. The system will only be available in “selected” parking garages first. It uses pictorial guiding markers that are theoretically usable in any garage though. So after that, it will hopefully be used everywhere.
At first, cars with autonomous parking will be guided to a separate area so they don’t have to deal with the unpredictability of human drivers. Later on after that, VW will enable “mixed” parking where autonomous and piloted cars share the same space. The ultimate goal is support in outdoor parking lots.
Models with driverless parking will have an “active surroundings recognition system” that could include cameras, radar, and ultrasound. It will likely show up in luxury brands first because of costs, but soon enough everyone will be NOT parking their cars themselves. This is the real first step to autonomous cars because parking has only limited challenges, compared to other public spaces and situations.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to this cool new feature for VWs?
Source EngadgetFiled Under: Technology News