DEARBORN - Ever managed to squeeze into a tight parking spot, but getting out proves to be more work than you thought? The good news is you have a space in a rush, but you only come back to see that someone has boxed you in to the point that a mouse can barely escape?
The new park out assist technology, exclusively available on the Lincoln MKC, makes drivers’ lives easier by taking control to maneuver out of tight spaces.
"Everyone’s has had that situation where someone parks right up close to you," said Jennifer Shaw, Driver Assistance Electronics Supervisor, Lincoln/Ford. "We designed the technology to let the vehicle take care of the maneuvering for you."
Using ultrasonic sensors built into the vehicle to scan for obstructions, the system then prompts drivers to shift gears and the vehicle begins steering itself out. Once the MKC is in a position to easily drive out, it commands the driver to take control.
In addition to park out assist, the MKC also features semi-automatic parallel parking, which is helps drivers get into a parking space; making autonomous parking a fully collaborative option.