Video: BMW Auto Park and Remote Park Assist

Videos | March 13th, 2009 by 3

I have just come across some videos that were circulating the web back in 2006. One of them, it was a demo of a BMW …

I have just come across some videos that were circulating the web back in 2006. One of them, it was a demo of a BMW using the Auto Park feature and doing a perfect parallel parking in an urban environment. Even though this is not news, I figured some of you might have not seen them back then and it would be interesting to take a look at them.

BMW’s Auto Parking system scans the space between cars before automatically doing the parking for you.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8oBB2WjKOA[/youtube]

The second videos is about BMW’s Remote Park Assist, a new technology developed by BMW for cars to park themselves into garages automatically, and all without the assistance of a driver. All the process is handled through a remote-controlled system.

The system uses a camera and multiple sensors located on the car as well as a reflecting lens mounted on your garage wall or near whatever parking space you normally use.

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

  • Lance

    Are these technology currently in any production BMWs? I find it strange that if BMW developed them, why is it featuring in the Audi A3 and Merc A Class at the moment, yet I see nothing from BMW??? did Merc and Audi copy from BMW? and why has BMW not patented this technology?

  • Doug

    BMW has a number of self-driving car technologies, this looks to be a demo of one application. It’s probably not cheap or reliable enough at the moment. BMW does seem to be at the forefront for that end goal though.

    Random vision of the future: parking garages/lots which take control of car’s self-driving systems to park and retrieve. These could be very controlled environments, as opposed to parallel parking in traffic.

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