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Old 03-15-2009, 06:56 AM
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Quote from Economist March 7-13:

Parking systems will inevitably become more elaborate in the coming years. BMW is developing one that will automatically drive a car into and out of a parking space in a garage; the driver merely has to press buttons on a key fob while standing nearby. This is meant to help people park in tight spots where the car can get in, but there is little room to open the doors to allow the occupants out.

The company's test vehicle, a BMW 7-Series, uses a camera mounted behind the windscreen, similar to those used in cars with lane-departure warning systems. A special reflector, placed on the wall of the garage in front of the car, is used to align the steering. The car's ultrasonic sensors check for obstacles, and software starts and stops the engine, controls the brakes and hazardwarning flashers, and folds the wing mirror in and out.
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i deff need this for my garage!
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:45 AM
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I saw this video a while ago and wondered when they were going to finally get produce them

The first video is from 2006


Here are both videos: one of a parallel park, and a copy of the one above

http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/03/13/video-bm...te-park-assist/
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Originally Posted by Vegashipster' post='817379' date='Mar 15 2009, 07:45 PM
I saw this video a while ago and wondered when they were going to finally get produce them

The first video is from 2006

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfUBTOTp2Fw

Here are both videos: one of a parallel park, and a copy of the one above

http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/03/13/video-bm...te-park-assist/
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Wow, my mother-in-law could use that, her 7 series (exactly like the one in the video), is covered in scratches, dents and scuffs from her "accurate" driving style!
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