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Mercedes-Benz an Bosch L4 Parking System Intelligent Park Pilot


Well-Known Member
Nov 25, 2012
Visalia, CA
One of the reasons that I bought FSD is to avoid collisions at slow speeds during parking and finally, Mercedes-Benz/Bosch has a system:

The autopark demo at the InterContinental Hotel, Los Angeles uses the exterior system with LIDAR to guide the path and communicates with the car to guide the car to a parking spot.

See all those low-height black poles on the ground below? They are LIDARs:


Photo: Cnet Road Show

The current setup at the Stuttgart airport in Germany uses stereoscopic cameras installed on the ceiling of the parking structure instead of LIDARs on the US hotel ground for this demo.

It works with S-Class and EQS first but eventually, it can work with any modern car. I guess because it doesn't rely on the car's sensors, only the sensors from the parking structure.

Video from Electrek:

The lidar manufacturers are going to love this! Seems pretty costly to outfit all parking areas with LIDAR? And then the cars end up not having the equipment to auto park anywhere else? Interesting idea...
The slowness of the Park Pilot doesn't really matter
Haha, well, not to you if you are dropping of and walking away... but if you come back to a line of 3 dropped off cars and 5 people waiting for their cars to come out of the garage...

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