BMW demonstrates remote-parking gadget

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Having trouble parking your BMW?

Yes it’s a pain isn’t it? I spent so much on the car that I forgot to extend the garage…

So, BMW have come to your rescue with a self-parking system that they recently demonstrated on a Series 7 in Munich. It allows you to get out of your car and leave it to park itself in your garage, thanks to a reflective lens positioned on the back wall of the garage and a miniature video camera on the front windscreen.

The car’s computer calculates the distance and angle of your prized car relative to the lens, the calculates how to manoeuvre itself to park without scratching the paintwork.

BMW hope to have it on production cars within 3 years.

Andy Merrett