Ford announces new self-parking technology

New York: Sit back, relax and let your car parallel park itself without a single scratch or ding to your bumper.

That’s what Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday about its new self-parking technology, which it announced will debut as an option on the 2010 Lincoln MKS sedan and the new seven-passenger Lincoln MKT luxury crossover vehicle.

The technology uses ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear of the vehicle, combined with electric power steering to angle and guide it into a snug parking space all with the push of a button.

Ford is not the first to introduce cars that practically park themselves. Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus luxury line has a video camera-based parking system that can calculate whether the vehicle has enough clearance for a particular spot. Read More.. [via livemint]

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