Ford Inches Us Closer to a Future of Autonomous Parking

While automatic parallel parking systems have been around for nearly a decade, until now, they required the driver to stay inside the vehicle to shift gears and cover the brake. Ford’s system eliminates the need for the driver to change from Drive to Reverse, but the lawyers have already spoiled the fun…
Ford is also showing off a prototype system that would detect pedestrians and other vehicles in the car’s path of travel and if sufficient braking force can’t be applied in time, the car will automatically swerve to avoid hitting the obstacle. But for now, both systems are in the testing phases and won’t make it to market for at least another three to four years.