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Posted on 01/25/2013 12:29:20 PM PST by BwanaNdege
Audis automatic driving for parking
Audis 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 vehicles 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.
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?
You mean like the car keeps running when in Drive...?? Duh!!!
“The luxury car for people who can park themselves.”
It looks like Audi has the market bracketed!
This covers the middle segment of the “Parking Demographics”
What happens when Skynet takes over? Was this car designed by Cyberdyne Systems?
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.”
I guess that works!
Pretty much all the major manufacturers have parking-assist features, many available on even cheap cars.
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.
I like driving my Audi. I don’t want or need a computer doing it for me.
I like driving my Audi. I dont want or need a computer doing it for me.
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.
“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!!