A great automatic way to do parking for your car is now possible! Volkswagen is testing some auto parking concept.
Users will just have step out of the car and let it parks by itself. That’s pretty cool feature for a car, but I think the vehicle manufacturer will have to emphasize of those details about scanning obstacles or possibility of “what-if” suddenly grannies crossing parking lots?
The main sensor systems consist of a camera mounted on the rear view mirror, a front radar, and ” couple little off the shelf LIDAR units mounted on the sides.” They’ll need to make a few more modification to take care of the system’s inability to detect obstacles (be it people or terrain), but other than that tiny detail, this is the best autonomous parking prototype I’ve seen so far.