Detroit 2009: Ford demos Park Assist system
Lexus introduced the first parallel parking system in a production vehicle when it launched the 2007 Lexus LS460. Ford will be second to the game with its new Park Assist system, though the Blue Oval would argue that their system is easier to operate. To use Park Assist, all you need to do is find a spot where you want to park, hit the park assist button behind the shifter, and keep driving until you're prompted to stop and shift into reverse. From there, apply the gas and the brakes while the system steers for you. That's it.
We were able to demo Park Assist in an MKS with Ecoboost, and you can see the motion picture for yourself by clicking play on the video above. The system is smack you on the forehead easy, and it'll be available first on the MKS and MKT this summer.
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