Park Assist Technology

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Hi my name is Ali Jammoul I’m the chassis chief engineer at Ford. Today we’re going to talk about active park-assist brand new technology coming out from Ford soon to be launched in the Lincoln MKT and the Lincoln MKS. This is a great convenience feature for our customers. It actually takes the stress out of the parking situation and makes it really easy. And I’m talking about parallel parking. So here we are you’re driving down the street, you’re ready to park. You push a button and the sensors start to scan on the right side or on the left side available parking spots. Once it finds one it actually will tell you through the message center that a parking spot has been found. It will also give you a chime. You engage the reverse gear, you let go of the steering wheel hands off and the vehicle will start to back into the parking spot.

Ford and Lincoln’s Amazing New Active Park Assist Technology

All you have to do basically is operate the gas pedal and the brakes carefully and the vehicle will do all the steering for you. This system is really fast. As soon as it finds a parking spot it only takes about 15 to 30 seconds to actually park you in that available space. The ultrasonic sensors that actually are used to scan for the parking space are very accurate sensors, they are long-range sensors that actually compensate for even the temperature changes such that the speed of sound is accurate and the measurement is accurate. So the key to this technology is actually its simplicity. It actually takes the stress out of the parking situation. It is one of the comfort and convenient technologies that we are bringing to our customers here starting with Lincoln and eventually migrating to the Ford vehicles. It helps make the driving experience more fun, more enjoyable, more comfortable.

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