Ford’s latest and greatest feature, or at least one of them, is the Active Park Assist system. It has been getting quite the high praise and recognition, and for good reason! It is one of the coolest things that a vehicle has been able to do lately, and makes it one step closer to being a driverless vehicle.
This latest feature is one that you won’t be able to live without once you realize its potential and how smooth and fun it makes driving. The Active Park Assist is so much more than just a few beeps, cameras and blinking lights. It is a series of ultrasonic-based radar beams that is paired with electric power-assisted steering to calculate and execute the proper steering angle to get assist in your parallel parking dilemma.
Let’s face it. Parallel parking can be super tricky, especially if you don’t have a ton of space. This new system lets drivers ease into any spot and takes the guesswork about whether or not the spot is big enough.
How does Ford’s Active Park Assist System work?
Active Park Assist really deserves a lot more recognition than it is getting. It has taken the guesswork and frustration out of parallel parking. This system now also helps you find a spot that is large enough for your vehicle to fit in! The radar technology scans open spaces as you are driving when the technology is enabled. When a space is found, drivers will hear a sound to indicate that a parking spot is available!
Then the system will coach the driver through parking and will tell you when to stop, reverse and shift. All of the steering is performed by the vehicle itself so the only thing you need to worry about is braking and shifting!