Isn’t it annoying when somebody parks so close to your car that you can’t get in it?
You know the ones, who park straddling the white line, their car covered in scratches, able to hop out and walk away without a second thought.
You, on the other hand, have to face one of two things – dinging, denting or scraping your own car by edging in through the driver’s door, or clambering in behind the wheel via the passenger door and shuffling across.
We’re sick and tired of it, too, and are now working on another option: enabling drivers to move in – or out – of a parking space at the push of a button, by remote control.
At the Ford Futures event earlier this year, we demonstrated some of our latest technology, including the self-parking car. Demonstrated as a prototype using some existing Ford tecnhology, the self-parking car can manoeuvre into parking spaces just 20 per cent longer than the overall vehicle length.
But that’s not all. Just imagine your car could steer itself out of danger. At Ford Futures we also unveiled incredible new technology that can sense an obstacle or pedestrian and steer the vehicle out of the way.
Take your hands off the wheel, and the car will automatically brake and steer you out on danger. Take a look!