Ford Unveils Cars that Park Themselves and Avoid Obstacles

By | October 08, 2013
Autonomous driving may not be that far off if Ford has anything to say about it. This week the automaker announced two new driving technologies, Fully Assisted Parking Aid and Obstacle Avoidance, making for easier parking and crash avoidance. The Fully Assisted Parking Aid system works at the push of a button, both in and out of the vehicle, to control steering, braking, forward and reverse motions, and gear changes. This prototype system provides drivers help with difficult parking situations, while the Obstacle Avoidance system uses automatic braking and steering to avoid accidents with both vehicles and pedestrians. "The future for Ford means developing innovative products and technologies--including Fully Assisted Parking Aid and Obstacle Avoidance--that help deliver a safer, more convenient, more desirable, more personalized and greener driving and ownership experience. Ford is focused on making sure the vehicles, technologies and features we develop better meet changing customer expectations and values," said Barb Samardzich, vice president Product Development, Ford of Europe, in a recent statement.
Want to see these technologies in action? Watch this short video below to see just how the Fully Assisted Parking Aid system works. Whether trying to get in or out of a tight spot, this system can do it all. Source: Ford