Ford has introduced their automated parking system at the Ford Futures event in Belgium.

Ford has introduced their automated parking system at the Ford Futures event in Belgium.

Currently under development, the Fully Assisted Parking Aid system will enable owners to park their vehicle even if they are not in the car.

Using pre-existing technology, such as Active Park Assist, Fully Assisted Parking Aid uses ultrasonic sensors to detect suitable parking spaces. The driver can then activate the system by putting the car in neutral and pushing a button on the dash or key fob. The car would then park itself automatically.

Ford is also developing an Obstacle Avoidance system that automatically takes control of the steering and braking systems to avoid collisions with pedestrian or other vehicles. It works by analyzing data provided by ultrasonic sensors, three radars and a camera that scans 200 meters (656 feet) ahead of the vehicle.

The system first warns the driver if it detects "slow-moving objects, stationary obstacles or pedestrians." If the driver fails to make the necessary corrections, the system intervenes to avoid a crash.

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