Ford Active Park Assist
A car that parallel-parks itself perfectly, each and every time: Where was this when you were stuck in driver's ed? Drive past parked cars on either the left or right side, and Ford's sonar-based system flashes the go-ahead when it spots an opening large enough to fit models like the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT. Press the button, and the car automatically steers itself into impressively tight spots, while the driver simply manages the gas and brakes.
this seems like a very handy thing, just getting my drivers license this year i actually failed the parallel parking test... where was this?
Any chance that they'll put this into F-150s anytime soon?
Here's a routine anyone can learn (works with any size car, van, etc.):
1) line up slightly ahead of the car in front of your slot, about 4-5 feet away.
2) back up and cut in towards the curb hard, when your front wheels line up with the other car's.
3) Keep backing, and when your front wheels line up with his rear wheels, cut back the other way.
4) Don't panic when your car's nose misses his tail by about 4 inches.
5) Arrive on the curb perfectly parked in one step.
6) Turn the wheels towards the curb if you're facing downhill (always good policy and practice.)
Foolproof, after you practice it a couple of times.
Lexus has had this since 2006. Ford is just late onto the field like always. Not news.......
hey AreYouKidding person Ford isent a Luturie brand