Volvo's Autonomous Parking concept (1)

Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The vehicle uses sensors to localize and navigate to a free parking space and the driver uses a mobile phone application to pick the self-parking car up later.   Watch the video…

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Volvo Cars’ smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park.

Volvo's Autonomous Parking concept (2)

 

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Volvo Car Group demonstrates the ingenious self-parking car

 

Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car, which will be demonstrated at a media event next week, finds and parks in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The smart, driverless car also interacts safely and smoothly with other cars and pedestrians in the car park.



“Autonomous Parking is a concept technology that relieves the driver of the time-consuming task of finding a vacant parking space. The driver just drops the vehicle off at the entrance to the car park and picks it up in the same place later,” says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor Volvo Car Group.

Vehicle 2 Infrastructure technology, in other words transmitters in the road infrastructure, informs the driver when the service is available. The driver uses a mobile phone application to activate the Autonomous Parking and then walks away from the car.

The vehicle uses sensors to localize and navigate to a free parking space. The procedure is reversed when the driver comes back to pick up the car.

Interacts with other vehicles and road users



Combining autonomous driving with detection and auto brake for other objects makes it possible for the car to interact safely with other cars and pedestrians in the car park. Speed and braking are adapted for smooth integration in the parking environment.

“Our approach is based on the principle that autonomously driven cars must be able to move safely in environments with non-autonomous vehicles and unprotected road users,” says Thomas Broberg.

Volvo's Autonomous Parking concept (3)

Volvo's Autonomous Parking concept (4)

source Volvo