Back­ing into the fu­ture

Sys­tems like Park As­sist mean no more painful park­ing scrapes

Herald Sun - Motoring - - How Stuff Works -

Flick on Park As­sist while driv­ing at up to 30 km/h and a dis­tance of 0.5m to 1.5m from other parked cars. Ul­tra­sonic sen­sor de­tects park­ing spaces and beeps an alert when a spot of park­ing size is de­tected. The re­verse park start­ing po­si­tion is com­mu­ni­cated to the driver via the multi-func­tional dis­play in the cen­tre con­sole. You then shift to re­verse gear (the sys­tem works in man­u­als and au­to­mat­ics). The mes­sage “Steer­ing con­trol ac­tive! Watch your sur­round­ings!” will ap­pear on the dis­play. You can take your hands off the wheel. The sys­tem steers the car, leav­ing you to ac­cel­er­ate and brake. Park As­sist sig­nals when you are 20cm from the car be­hind. You just have to stop. You’re not en­tirely in the hands of tech­nol­ogy. Volk­swa­gen cau­tions the driver is obliged to stay alert for pedes­tri­ans.

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