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Audiís automatic driving for parking
http://www.youcar.tv ^ | 1/25/2013 | YouCar

Posted on 01/25/2013 12:29:20 PM PST by BwanaNdege

Audi’s automatic driving for parking

Audi’s automatic parking systems operate by means of either ultrasound or cameras, which display images via the onboard monitor. One particularly convenient solution is park assist. When backing into a parking space, it performs all the necessary steering movements; it can handle both parallel parking and parking perpendicular to the street. The system finds a parking space with ultrasound sensors that scan the roadside in two dimensions while driving at moderate speed. The system notifies the driver via a message in the display once the sensors have found a space which is large enough.

If the driver wishes to park in the space, he or she shifts into reverse and the park assist system takes over the steering. The driver must accelerate, shift gears, and brake. When parallel parking, the detected space is large enough if it is about 80 centimeters (2.62 ft) longer than the vehicle itself. Park assist can perform multi-point parking maneuvers and also offers support in leaving parallel parking spaces. Another technology from Audi is the parking system plus with surround view cameras. Four small cameras — in the single-frame grille, at the rear and in the side mirror housings — record the vehicle’s immediate surroundings. The driver can call up a variety of views on the large onboard monitor, including a top-down virtual view. On corners or junctions with an obstructed view, the system can analyze cross-traffic otherwise invisible to the driver in front of or behind the vehicle.


TOPICS: Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: audi; automakers; autos; robotics
What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
1 posted on 01/25/2013 12:29:26 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

Didn’t Audi have a commercial awhile back that said, “Audi, cars for people who know how to park”?
Or was that a different car company?


2 posted on 01/25/2013 12:31:08 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: BwanaNdege

You mean like the car keeps running when in Drive...?? Duh!!!


3 posted on 01/25/2013 12:31:45 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: BwanaNdege

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVaFbkg9jRs

“The luxury car for people who can park themselves.”


4 posted on 01/25/2013 12:35:24 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

It looks like Audi has the market bracketed!

This covers the middle segment of the “Parking Demographics”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol6poJ6M7MA


5 posted on 01/25/2013 12:39:57 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

What happens when Skynet takes over? Was this car designed by Cyberdyne Systems?


6 posted on 01/25/2013 12:40:39 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29; BwanaNdege

Twilight zone episode:
“Get out Finchley!”

The house rebelled against the occupant, and even the electric razorcame to get him.

If the self parking system can also be used to control the car in forward motion, it could be used for nefarious purposes.
“Mr. Greebles? Oh, he had an unfortunate accident on the way to work today.”


7 posted on 01/25/2013 12:43:28 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: BwanaNdege

LOL!
I guess that works!


8 posted on 01/25/2013 12:44:47 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: BwanaNdege

Pretty much all the major manufacturers have parking-assist features, many available on even cheap cars.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 12:48:32 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: BwanaNdege
Wow. An Audi can do all that? Why, it wasn't all that long ago that all an Audi could do was accelerate into your garage.

 

10 posted on 01/25/2013 1:07:38 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BwanaNdege

With an Audi everything. If they are running and made in Europe they are usually fine; but if made in USA, forget it. Worst car ever. Had one. In the shop more than out. Once was in the Audi maintenance shop. Was behind a guy with a brand new one. Don’t know what was wrong; but they were trying to charge him between 5 and 6,000 dollars to fix it.


11 posted on 01/25/2013 1:21:14 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BwanaNdege

I like driving my Audi. I don’t want or need a computer doing it for me.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 1:43:30 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

I like driving my Audi. I don’t want or need a computer doing it for me.

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That’s ‘cause you’re a boy. This gal would love to have a car that parked itself if I had to do parallel parking on a regular basis. I hatessss it!


13 posted on 01/25/2013 3:29:34 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Bigg Red
That’s ‘cause you’re a boy. This gal would love to have a car that parked itself if I had to do parallel parking on a regular basis. I hatessss it!

lol! You may have a point. I've never had an issue with parallel parking but I would bet money Mrs. 40 would like this feature as much as you would.

14 posted on 01/25/2013 3:51:33 PM PST by South40
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To: Bigg Red

“This gal would love to have a car that parked itself if I had to do parallel parking on a regular basis.”

My GF has a Prius that parallel parks itself. Pretty cool regardless of gender. The car also has an active cruise control system. You set your maximum speed and the car follows the car in front of you. It speeds up and slows down with the flow of traffic. It actually has a better reaction time than I do when someone changes lanes in front of me. The hardest part is trusting the car. My gal loves it!!


15 posted on 01/25/2013 4:31:19 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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