Nowadays, autonomous driver aids are all the craze. Everyone wants their car to do at least something on its own, whether it be pulling the car back into line while swerving on a highway, operate cruise control on its own or park. People want autonomous driver aids. Well, Audi has given that to the people with its latest A4.
For 2016, the Audi A4 has a Park Assist function which, using an array of sensors, can find a parking space and steer the car into it. The driver must still control the accelerator and brake pedals, but the Audi A4 will steer itself into the spot. This kind of system isn’t new to the automotive world, but it’s a rare feature on cars in the Audi A4’s segment. It also makes life quite nice if you live in a big city, where street paring can often be tight and difficult to maneuver in.
This video demonstrates just how the new B9 Audi A4 is able to do this. Using 6 sensor at the rear and 6 in the front, the A4 is able to figure out exactly how close it is from objects, measure a spot and figure out how to fit itself into the spot. These sensors and computers are shown in a graphic, allowing you to see how it works. It’s actually quite impressive and should prove to work quite well. However, how well it works has yet to be seen. But it is an interesting video and worth a watch.