Ford unveils push-button parking technology
Ford has unveiled prototype technologies designed to take eliminate parking headaches and increase safety.
Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering division utilised developments made with Active Park Assist and Ford PowerShift transmission to produce a Ford Focus equipped with the prototype Fully Assisted Parking Aid system.
The push-button parking technology, which can be operated from outside the car via remote control, operates steering, gear selection and forward and reverse motion.
The Focus has also been equipped with Obstacle Avoidance technology, which issues warnings if it detects slow-moving objects, stationary obstacles or pedestrians in the lane ahead. If the driver fails to steer or brake following the warnings, the system automatically steers and brakes to avoid a collision.
Ford has joined a growing list of car manufacturers bringing automated safety features to their vehicles. Does this herald an exciting new era in motoring?