Me showing the self parking of our new Audi Q3, the car is really nice especially with the high end motor generating 210hp which will take you up to speed in no time. When you are inside the car you do feel that you are in an SUV as you are higher off the ground than in an A4 Avant but you have to remember that it is both not as long nor as wide as the A4.
Audi Piloted Parking (Audi's self-parking car)
Audi's self-parking car
Audi recently demonstrated a car that can park itself without the need for
a driver.For Audi, one technology with which it hopes to leap ahead is a
local Wi-Fi hotspot and integrated 3G/4G for internet access for passengers
while on the road.
But the most impressive technology-led iniative for the company is still a
way off: a self-parking car, or, as Audi calls it, Piloted Parking.
The idea behind it is rather simple: you exit your vehicle, pull out your
smartphone, click a button and the car drives itself off to a parking spot
at a nearby garage.
The car uses an array of internal and external sensors to get its position:
Audi claims they can be as accurate up to 10cm, but only if they have
access to special laser sensors inside the parking structure (four of those
scanners had been set up in the parking structure to support the demo).
These might be redundant in the future, as the car maker is working on a
laser sensor that will be integrated in the car itself (think the sensor
tower on top of Google's self-driving car, but completely integrated in the
The self-parking system also needs access to the car park's management
system, in order to find and allocate a free parking space and transmit the
route to the car. Since most modern car parks have more than one level or
are underground, GPS-based positioning is not really an option, so instead
the management system uses Wi-Fi to transmit the route.
The technologies that Audi is developing for its future piloted driving
system have been highly acclaimed by US experts. The "Popular Science"
magazine has named the Audi system for piloted parking in parking garages
"Product Of The Future." The editorial team is thus recognizing the most
significant developments presented by Audi at the Consumer Electronics Show
2013 (CES) in Las Vegas.
The new Audi system was also commended as "Best Automotive Technology" at
this year's CES by specialized media network "The Verge." Ricky Hudi, Head
of Electrics/Electronics Development at Audi: "The awards acknowledge our
development work and show that we are on the right track."