Park Assist and Parking Sensors

Park Assist

Helps you park your car quickly and easily.

Your car will practically park itself, cleverly steering into the tightest of spaces at the touch of a button. All you have to do is work the pedals.

With Park Assist on your car it's like having your own personal parking attendant. Our parallel parking system1 helps you park with ease - even in tight spots.

Car reversing into a parking space

How it works

When you want to parallel park your car you just press the Park Assist button and use the indicator before your car passes the parking space. Ultrasonic sensors in the front bumpers will scan the space to see whether it is big enough.

You then stop the car, select reverse gear and let go of the steering wheel. Park Assist shows you its intended reverse path on your multifunctional display, then puts the car into the best starting position and steers automatically into the space. Even though you don't have to steer, you're always in control of your car, working the accelerator or brake and the clutch. And you can deactivate the system immediately by taking over the steering or by braking to a standstill.

Parking in even smaller spaces. We've developed an enhancement to Park Assist that can help park your car when you want to reverse into even smaller spaces, in one or more moves. This semi-automatic system leaves you to assess the suitability of the parking space yourself, while you operate the accelerator and brake. You keep control of the car at all times, and can deactivate the parking assistant immediately.

For more information watch our Park Assist video.Opens an external link

Parking Sensors

Early warning when you get too close for comfort.

Visualisation of parking sensors around a car

Parking sensors make reversing into tricky spaces easier and help prevent minor damage to your car.

If you drive a lot in towns and cities you'll often find yourself having to manoeuvre your car into some tight parking spots. The result can often be minor damage. Our parking sensors make your job easier by warning when you're getting too close to something, preventing small knocks and scratches.

The system has up to six ultrasonic sensors located in the rear - and sometimes the front - bumpers. Compact, and painted in the body colour, they blend in well and are barely visible. The sensors monitor a range of up to 150 centimetres behind and, depending on the model, in front of the vehicle. The system swings into action when you engage reverse gear, or at very low speed.

It uses the principle of the echo sounder to detect obstacles and their distance from your car. If it senses you are too close it starts to sound an intermittent warning tone which gets faster the nearer you are. Get so close that a collision is imminent and the warning signal becomes continuous. If your car has a radio or radio navigation display this gives you extra help by showing exactly how close any obstacles are.

For more information watch our Parking Sensors videoOpens an external link.