Volvo To Design Self-parking Cars
Posted: June 27, 2013 by Alex Chan
Many car manufacturers have been working on developing technologies for self-driving cars. Although the roads aren't quite ready for these new future cars, that's not stopping the Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo, from taking their first baby steps. To start off the race, they're working on a commercially available self-parking car.
According to Volvo, the self-parking car will be able to park itself even without any driver present inside. The car will be "smart" enough to carefully interact with its surroundings like other cars, pedestrians, and curbs.
The car will be controlled through a mobile application which the driver can turn on and off accordingly. Sensors will be used to navigate the car into the parking space. According to Volvo, this service will only work for parking spaces compatible with Vehicle 2 Infrastructure technology. The concept of the self-parking car will not come anytime soon but the potential is encouraging. However, Volvo plans to introduce the autonomous steering technology in the new XC90 vehicle by the end of 2014.