How many times have you had to pass up a spot in a crowded parking lot because there wasn’t enough room to squeeze your car in and get your doors open? In 2015 Bosch will debut its Automatic Parking Assistant which will allow vehicles to automatically pull into a tight parking spot with or without the driver at the wheel.
When outside of the vehicle, the system can be activated by a driver using either a button on their fob, or through a connected app on their smartphone. The Automatic Parking Assistant works in the other direction too. So when you return to your parked car and find that a couple of jerks have parked too close for you to get back in, the vehicle can be remotely started and will automatically pull out of the spot. The process can be quickly cancelled at any time if things start to go awry, but even if it’s not perfect, finally being able to squeeze your 4WD into a tiny spot designed for compact cars is amazing. [Bosch]