The days of searching for a spot and struggling to fit your car in it could be numbered, because Ford is now showing what it’s like to leave the parking to a robot driver.
In a garage in downtown Detroit on Wednesday, Ford and auto parts supplier Bosch showed how automated valet parking could change one of the most annoying parts of driving.
Using a connected Ford Escape that has Ford’s Co-Pilot360 driver-assistance system, a smartphone app, and a “smart” garage equipped with Bosch’s sensors and self-driving infrastructure, the car was able to park itself and later pull out of the spot. The car’s modem and a server in the garage were communicating with each other to safely pull the car in and out of the space. …
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