Jan 6, 2015 | Atlanta
Mobility Experiment: Parking Spotter, Atlanta
This experiment, conducted with Georgia Tech, leverages driver-assist sensors that most Ford vehicles already have, including sonar and radar, by putting them to work for everybody. The sensors search for open parking spaces while the driver looks for spots around the city, and share the information with a cloud database other drivers can access. The system makes it easier for a driver to locate an open spot, reserve it and navigate to the space. It also reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
Existing vehicle sensors detect open parking spaces to help create a data source for parking-assist apps.