What is an Smart Parking System?
New cars are always made safer and more stylish than before. This requirement requires larger, stronger vehicle bodies that often compromise visibility. As a result, even some of today’s small cars can be very difficult to park. Cars must be strong and durable in collisions, and therefore the strength of the vehicle body is increased at this level as the safety standard has been developed. This means that the body takes up more space, shifts from weaker materials to stronger metals, all of which lead to smaller glasses and less visibility.
Parking can be very difficult, especially for those who are starting to drive a new vehicle or have a narrow parking space. Active parking systems are also known as parking assist systems. They represent a more sophisticated form of the parking assist system and perform the required parking maneuvers autonomously or semi-autonomously.
Fortunately, many new tools and technologies are being produced to make things easier. In this post, you will find the most common and smartest parking cars currently available and what we can expect in this area in the future.
Parking sensors have been widely used for a long time and as a result, are the most common parking assist device on the market. Sensors mounted on bumpers detect the distance of obstacles from the ends of the car and emit an audible beep; these sounds become louder as you approach the obstacles and notify you that you are approaching.
Some systems are now combined with a digital graphic that shows which part of the car is close to an object, allowing you to maneuver more safely and accurately. Parking sensors can also be installed in a car that originally did not have this feature.
Rear View Cameras: This system, which is one step ahead of parking sensors, has a camera that shows the rear of your vehicle. Thanks to this high-mounted and slightly downward-facing camera, it allows you to see all the obstacles you might not be able to notice from the rearview mirror. These cameras use a wide-angle lens to provide a wide field of view behind the car.
These images are usually relayed to the driver via a display mounted on the dashboard and often also show guidelines showing the direction of the vehicle based on the current steering angle and its proximity to obstacles.
360 Degree Camera: Cars such as the BMW X5 in the upper segment have cameras located in large numbers around the car and can create a bird’s eye view of the vehicle. This system allows you to see very easily whether your vehicle can fit in the area you want to park or whether you are about to strip your vehicle’s bumper or rims while parking.
A more advanced system optionally available on the Range Rover Evoque allows the driver to switch between each camera separately; For example, you can select the side-facing camera and save your vehicle’s side sill from being rubbed and damaged while parking.
Smart Parking Systems: One of the smartest systems in use currently is known as the smart parking system or automatic parking system. These systems are very close to a fully automated self-parking system that you will already find. Intelligent parking systems can detect the size of the parking space by combining the cameras and sensors of the technologies mentioned above, inform the driver if there is a suitable size, and can park by managing the steering wheel of the vehicle with the driver who controls the speed. If you are looking for a parking space on the side of the road or in a multi-story car park, most of these systems are capable of both parallel and vertical parking maneuvers.
Many car manufacturers now widely offer their customers automatic parking systems. Automobile manufacturers such as Ford, Volkswagen, and Seat offer this technology in their vehicles at a very high level. You have seen many usage advertisements on televisions regarding this system, which was announced in our country especially with Ford Focus. In the future…
In the current smart systems, the use of the gas-brake is left to the driver to stop and move the vehicle. The system directs the driver to press the accelerator or brake with a screen or audible warnings. In addition, it enables the vehicle to be parked by controlling the steering wheel automatically. In addition to steering action, autonomous parking assistance systems also take over-speed control (acceleration, braking). In other words, the system allows the vehicle to be guided to the selected parking spot fully automatically. Especially thanks to advanced systems, the driver can decide whether he wants to get out of the car before parking.
Some automakers are working on fully automatic parking systems that eliminate the need for the driver to be inside the car. It will be perfect for those who have a narrow garage. If you are going to park in an area where you will have difficulty getting off in your vehicle due to the location of your parked location, you will get out of your vehicle and watch your car automatically park, so you will not be stuck in the vehicle.
The use of parking assistance systems can help prevent annoying, costly repairs related to parking scrapes. If you are a new driver, if you are not an experienced driver, be careful to use these systems. Also, if the viewing angles of the vehicle you are driving are not sufficient or it has a large body, you may have difficulty parking even if you are an experienced driver. For this reason, you should keep in mind that you may need smart parking systems in some situations, even if not constantly. Most automakers now offer such new technologies as standard on most equipment. It would be logical to pay attention to the smart systems in our vehicles that we buy by allocating a lot of budgets and thus to have a structure that can be less damaged.