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Autonomous Parking Technology - Smartphone Parks Your Car?

Oct 28, 2013

Pull up to the mall, jump out of your Volvo, use your smartphone to tell it to park itself, and get the shopping party started. “Autonomous Parking is a concept technology that relieves the driver of the time-consuming task of finding a vacant parking space. The driver just drops the vehicle off at the entrance to the car park and picks it up in the same place later,” says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor, Volvo Car Group.

Vehicle 2 Infrastructure technology—in other words, transmitters in the road infrastructure—informs the driver when the service is available. The driver uses a mobile phone application to activate the Autonomous Parking and then walks away from the car. The vehicle uses sensors to localize and navigate to a free parking space. The procedure is reversed when the driver comes back to pick up the car.

Combining autonomous driving with detection and auto brake for other objects makes it possible for the car to interact safely with other cars and pedestrians in the car park.

We have a question though. . . . What happens if the lot is full?

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