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Parking sensors to be found in every electronic parking aid

The Park Distance Control or in short words PDC, solves the difficult task to park in narrow parking bays, with help of parking sensors integrated in the bumpers.
Simple electronic parking aids work with built-in parking sensors to measure the distances and locate obstacles. With help of additional reversing cameras in modern systems and in the bumper integrated parking sensors, the parking process gets facilitated. With a parking sensor is a speedy and safe parking, into the tightest parking spaces for every motorist possible. Installation of parking sensors in the front and rear bumpers make it possible to maneuver in smalles spaces and park the car without any problems. Parking sensors and camera combinations for campers and trucks become indispensable.


Distances between vehicle and obstacle are measured exactly due to ultrasonic or radar waves emitted from parking sensors. The parking sensor is equipped with different decisive advantages. Each one is directly installed into the bumper. Retrofitting of these sensors is not very complicated.
With a base system, an acoustic warning tone signalizes via the parking sensor how proximate the obstacle is. The audible alerts controlled by the parking sensor continuously change the intensity and volume with an approaching obstacle. The closer the curb, car, road sign or object is to your own vehicle, the faster the warning alarms beep. As soon as the distance passes into critical area, it becomes a continuous tone. Expensive systems offer the driver in addition to the acoustic alerts a monitoring via a display where distances are schematically shown. For example in an integrated control display, here usually the own vehicle and the objects or obstacles are shown schematically on the monitor. Not only female drivers benefit from this excellent system, also men appreciate the parking sensor technology.

For many drivers, it is a horrible situation to drive backwards into a parking bay or even in a poorly lit parking garage with narrow parking spaces. Also to park forward is often difficult without a parking sensor. To recognize the correct moment to not bumb the curb. Even to have done a practive parking school lessons does not mean to be a professional. Many trials to maneuver the car into a narrow parking space end with a car body damage. The driver was unable to detect a small obstacle.
Reason for this is often the aerodynamic an fuel efficient construction design of the automotive industry, which makes it difficult for the driver to recognize his own bumper on the front or back of the car. Further dangerous situations are overcrowded parking lots or rush hour at the supermarket or at Christmas time. As well as the increasing car sizes like Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg, family vans or jeeps. Standard parking lots in underground garages and shopping centres are not designed for this. The automotive industry is using innovative ideas for remedy just as parking sensors. A parking aid with parking sensor is now available for retrofitting in many variations. They get already installed as standard equipment in the latest car models as a modern accessory for more driving safety.

With the parking sensor controlled PDC systems you can easily park in the smallest parking niches. The parking process is considerably facilitated. That fact is confirmed by professional drivers and drivers without daily routine. To park with a trailer or motorhome as well as with SUV's, vans and modern vehicles is difficult. Avoiding maneuvring damages and park safely in and out becomes problematic with some car models. A known problem for drivers. A parking sensor supports and facilitates your parking process. It is part of a parking aid system and can be retrofitted.
Nowadays, a wide range of parking assistants are on the market. The parking sensor technology is used for all this systems. From Opel, Volkswagen, Audi, Fiat, Seat and Ford to Mercedes Benz, BMW and Toyota.

The Park Distance Control is integrated as standard in many new automotive models and is likewise used as retrofit version. Classic parking aids of the first generation were passive working with simple side markers and aimed at items such as walls, wastebaskets and parked cars. For better orientation when parking these side markers were extremely helpful. Nowadays parking sensor based aids are used. New parking aids work active. Here are often used different variants. Combinations for more safety with cameras and monitors are possible. A parking sensor works with ultrasonic or radar technology. A fantastic help for reverse driving facilitates parking. Recent highlights are self-steering parking systems. They are often used for modern parking aids with automated vehicle control to perform the parking process almost automatically. By switching on the park assistant, each parking sensor gets activated and the possible parking bays are measured by driving off the road. Setting turn signals, the driver signals to the system which side has to be parked. The function of the driver is to bring his vehicle in an appropriate position directly in front of the parking space. Many systems automatically operate the steering. The driver is free to concentrate on operating the accelerator and brakes and checking the surroundings. The first completely automated parking assistance with high quality parking sensors take over the control and accelerator and brake pedals independently.

Errors are extremely rare, but if they occur, it is important to have them fixed immediately. Complex Park Distance Control Systems equipped with a camera and automatic control function are rather expensive in troubleshooting. Basis Systems with parking sensors that function as distance sensors are tested by specialists. An original parking assistant is to be repared by the manufacturer. It is important in case of an error to switch off the electronic parking aid. Do not use the parking sensors before checking to avoid damage to your vehicle, parked cars or other items.

Parking aids provide high comfort on no vehicle owner will do without it anymore. Once benefited from the advantages of a parking aid, it is fast becoming an indispensable car accessory for every motorist. A parking sensor allows in coorporation with a parking aid, to drive relative quickly into narrow parking spaces in a few steering wheel moves with little effort. Many motorists now and then think of the difficult parking maneuvers during driving school years ago. The parking bays were more spacious, the number of Jeeps, SUVs and vehicles with sprawling rear sections in the minority. Parking spaces today are a lot smaller and without parking sensors many well maintained car bodies would have more car body damages. Electronic security when parking due to helpful instructions on a display. The driver gets direct instructions how to move the steering wheel by the innovative parking sensor technology of innovative camera systems. As a car owner it is not a problem to retrofit such a parking sensor parking aid. Parking Assistant Vehicle Systems are available for all car models.

The visual window is excellently supported by a camera system of the highest quality. An added safety factor to the parking sensor with the extra convenience for the driver. Car reversing systems are supported by parking sensors. In combination with camera systems, it is easy to maneuver in all parking lots. The distance sensors, so called parking sensors are installed in the bumpers. A parking sensor aid is often supported with a rear camera of the car, this automatically activates when engaging reverse gear or by manually switching on. The environment is displayed on a screen in the vehicle console. Therefore a trying to detect possible obstacles through the rear window by a quick glance over the shoulder is not longer necessary. High-quality cameras transmit in real time and the driver can see details such as curbs or warning posts on the display. Especially at the present time, it is hardly possible to see something through the artfully designed rear windows when reversing. The viewing angle is for most part extremely limited. These systems with camera and parking sensor allow the driver to detect corresponding low obstacles at an early stage which are imperceptible with a view through the rear window.

Parking at night becomes extremely easy with a reversing camera and an integrated parking sensor. Controlling the car in the darkness in a narrow and poorly visible parking bay is easy and comfortable with modern park assistants. Pre-installed systems have built-in IR lights that illuminate ranges of five meters and offer the best visibility behind the vehicle. For retrofit sets with parking cameras, it is important to pay attention to a good light. The image is transferred to these systems on a small monitor, which is easily installed in good visibility on the dashboard. Other variants send a signal to the already on-board navigation screen.

The ability to audibly perceive obstacles due to the ingenious technology of a good parking aid with parking sensors facilitates the parking process. This is the base version of parking sensor based ultrasonic parking aids. The sensors are mounted on the front and rear bumper and the approaching object is communicated via acoustic signals. Extended systems with parking sensors are equipped with an LED display. An approaching object is shown in colors in addition to the beep. With different distances to the obstacles, the LEDs change automatically their colors. The parking sensors accompany changing distances with rapid warning tones, which increase in the risk area and sound permanently. With this signal it is to step on the brakes. Acoustic-based parking sensor systems have no LED indicator. The cost effect is manageable and the technology easy to install in many vehicle types. A big difference between ultrasonic and radar parking sensor is to be considered in the installation and the range. The radar sensors are mounted directly behind the bumpers. Radar has the advantage to be able to send the waves through the material, in contrast to an ultrasonic sensor. It has to be installed into the bumper and is paintable for appearance. Both variants are not visible at the end and achieve weight savings compared to extended systems with parking sensors and reversing camera. The ultrasonic wave parking sensor works well, problem occassionally occur by heavy rain because of measurment errors. Looking back is still essential for the driver. The most modern and at the same time extremely comfortable versions of parking sensor controlled fully automatic parking aid systems take over the control.

In the first step, as soon as the system is switched on, the parking aid recognizes and measures parking bays sufficiently large as it passes by using the parking sensors. The driver puts the car in the correct position and hands over the control to the automated parking assistant. The perfect maneuvering is followed by a few instructions.

Push gently the gas pedal. The automatic parking is now activated. Nevertheless, to take a look backwards is still necessary. This automatic parking solution is comfortable and offers a lot of luxury. The driver stays in control and the parking sensors are of great help. The systems protects your own vehicle of damages. The aluminium rims will remain longer nice to look. Curbs are no longer missed. No more expensive paint damage repair. The driver is responsible for any resulting sheet metal damage to parked cars or other road users without exception. The park sensor technology is extremely convenient. For fully automated controlled parking aid, it will take a few more years with researches and testing.

The parking assistant equipped with parking sensors and automotive technology ensures more security during the parking process. Rear view cameras and parking sensors locate obstacles and measure distances to maneuver the vehicle into a parking space. With these modern security system the environment gets monitored and safety distances are maintained. The most cost-effective variants offer parking assistances with Park Distance Control (PDC) technology based on parking sensor technology. This type of driver assistance system examines the closer area behind and in front of the vehicle. This system provides more safety, especially in caravans, trucks and vans with blind-spots. By optical or acoustic signals also in combination possible, the driver gets warned of possible hazards behind and in front.

Classical systems work with parking sensors, which are installed in the bumper. Reflective ultrasonic waves sent out by the parking sensors, return and get transferred to a control unit. The distances are calculated from transit-time difference to the object. The proximity of the car to an obstacle is indicated by acoustic signals and visual color-coded warnings on a monitor. Advanced parking aid systems have several videocameras that monitor the front and rear area of the car, as well as the sides. For automated parking sensor parking assistance it is necessary to use electric steering (EPS). Without this system it gets difficult to exercise the parking independently via the parking sensor. The potential parking space is measured and the steering unit assists the driver in turning the steering wheel. In case of deviation point, the driver reveices an acoustic signal and will master the parking with a single steering movement.

The latest generation of parking sensor parking assistants gives a feeling of lightness and safety to the driver. High advantage is the ability to park without opening the side window and turning your head out. Also the need of a parking guide to park properly in narrow park niches is not necessary. You get warned of curbs, traffic signals, trees, walls and also pedestrians. Also for curves the parking sensor is used and acoustic warning signals are transmitted to the driver. There are a lot of varieties of parking aids on the market. All motorists will benefit from these helpful systems. There are parking aids with acoustic warning parking sensors. Parking aids working with parking sensor and color-coded schematic monitors and also parking aids with front and rear cameras. Costs for retrofitting are cheaper than pre-installed parking sensor parking aids in a new car. Worthwhile is the purchase of a new vehicle with parking sensor and automatic parking assistant for self-guiding parking. In the future, the next step will be to autonomous parking. Narrow spaces in the underground garages ask the car owner automatically to use the parking aid. It takes over the parking process and maneuvers the car in the narrowest parking bays by itself. Large cities are planning new innovative space-saving parking systems for cars.