In my blog presentation I presented the Park4U system, from Valeo. As I said it can park a car “without” the intervention from the user.
It can be used in order to park a car in a difficult situation (e.g. when you are tired, or when the park area is very restrictive).
But how work this system ?
This is a half automatic system. it works in 4 main steps.
- The user switch on the system to find a space in a park area
- Ultrasonic sensors are searching a suitable space for the car
- As soon as the car as stopped and the reverse gear has been engage, the system takes the steering wheel control. The driver only manages the speed of the car.
- During maneuvering, the ultrasonic sensors (all around the vehicule) enhance safety, thanks to the obstacle detection.
the system is stopped as soon as the driver touches the steering wheel.
I have my opinion about this system. Despite the improvement of the safety and of the usability, I think we don’t have to use this system every day because it may reduce our ability to drive.
See below a presentation video of the system.