If you’re reading my blogs, chances are that just like me you love driving. However, even to the most fanatical drivers there is a downside to cars: at the end of the ride you have to find a place to park them. That’s where a lot of people’s problems start as these days finding a good spot in certain towns and cities can be harder than finding that proverbial needle in a haystack. Because they are well aware of this problem, Mercedes has teamed up with Bosch to help drivers.
Together Mercedes and Bosch are working on developing a community-based parking system. When installed in the cars, this system will use infrared sensors to look for parking spaces during the car ride. However, the developers are smart enough to know that you won’t be looking for a place to park on the highway. So they limited the system to only scan its surrounding when travelling up to 35 miles per hour.
When it has found an available spot, the data will be sent to the cloud which Bosch is developing. This way your car will have access to a database of available spaces for you to park. Apparently in the future they want the sensors to pick up not only whether there is a place, but also measure how big it is. This way the car would know whether a certain place is big enough or not. The system won’t solve the problem altogether. However with it Mercedes and Bosch have provided you with a handy tool, like say a magnet, to help you find that needle in the haystack.
If you’re looking for another handy tool for your Mercedes, take a look at the Travall Guards. They won’t help you find a space, but they help you get there safely.