But that's not all Ford is doing. Oh no, the automaker is going much further to make car convenience technologies more integrated with your driving experience. Also on Ford's docket of the future is automatic parking technology that takes its current parallel parking assist technology and turns it sideways. Using the same radar-based sensors, the system can read when there's an open spot large enough to accommodate a car. From there, it will tell the driver to drive beyond the spot and then instruct whether to pull forward or in reverse.
The park assist will then back the car into the spot, giving the driver a "finish" signal when it's done.
Ford hasn't announced when it plans to introduce the traffic jam or more advanced park-assist technologies, but seeing as the automaker already has most of the sensors needed built into their cars already—even more basic models like the Focus—it's likely to only be a matter of a few years.