Toyota Motor Corporation in 2004 began to develop the system, and to the Japanese market in 2005, only the Prius. Equipped with the Intelligent Parking Assist vehicles are equipped with one vehicle, computers, sensors and turn the rear camera.
When the driver pulled up to a parallel parking space, vehicles are placed in reverse and intelligent parking assist system is activated. Place the camera in real-time image on the navigation screen in the console center parking lot. The image is superimposed on a box and four arrows. Use the arrow, the driver moved to the available space on the screen by clicking on the box.
Once the resettlement process is completed, the driver button on the touch screen, activation and release, while keeping his foot on the brake wheel. The car will not stop on pedestrian or object may be in its path, the driver must monitor the exercise. If the driver put his foot off the brake, car stopped immediately.
In addition, the speed must be to maintain the correct level. If the car is moving too slow or too fast, parking lot stops. Once the vehicle has been to the space itself, the car must be manually placed in the drive and pulled forward to complete the positioning.
Intelligent Park Assist system is not a good tight parking spaces. Use must be four feet longer than the car itself, the area. In the LS 460 and LS 460 for 20.9 L to 20.5 feet conversion feet (which has a longer wheelbase.)
The camera can also be used to back up to a car parking space only to obtain the necessary drivers, position the vehicle in front in the region, so the camera could image space. The same guiding principles, and applications.
Some of the comments who tested the system complained that there is enough skill long learning curve, just parked cars the old fashioned way is infinitely easier. Obviously, the new Intelligent Parking Assist drivers need to practice before using the technology park in real life situations it.
Despite this, however, with the camera to increase vehicle sales in Japan and Honda have a competitive use of Intelligent Parking Assist system, this intuitive technology will become a more common model in the future to take more driving car. Designers will continue to improve the implementation of this technology, so that the vehicle in the process we are more intelligent, more secure. intelligent