New Siemens VDO Technology Parallel-Parks Cars Automatically

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Oh, you'll have your revenge on that mean, short-sleeve-shirted DMV driver's test monitor who said evaluating your parallel parking skills was like watching Ray Charles cook trout almondine. Electronics giant Siemens VDO is working on a new system that will not only find a proper spot, but also handle most of the actual parking duties. "Park Mate," as it's called, uses sensors to locate a space to the required measurements, then takes over the controls and slides the car expertly into it. According to Siemens VDO, "Park Mate" is one component in a network of driver assistance systems it's developing for series production.

Park Mate [Siemens VDO via New Launches]

XM Working on Parking Information System [internal]

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