Active Parking AssistMercedes-Benz S-Class
Active Parking Assist makes finding a parking space as well as parking and leaving a parallel or on-end parking space easier. It automatically steers the vehicle into parking spaces and spares the driver the steering and braking actions. Active Parking Assist is automatically engaged when driving forwards at speeds up to 35 km/h. If the vehicle travels slower than 30 km/h, the system indicates with a "P" symbol and a directional arrow in the multifunction display of the instrument cluster that it has located a suitable parking space. By default the system looks on the right side of the road, when the left-side turn indicator is activated also on the left side of the road. If the driver changes into reverse gear, confirms the parking selection shown and drives no faster than 10 km/h, the active Parking Assist carries out the steering manoeuvre on its own. The driver only needs to operate the accelerator and brake pedal; in a maximum of seven moves parking is complete. The driver can at any time intervene and correct the parking manoeuvre. The electronic parking aid PARKTRONIC monitors the front and rear of the vehicle during manoeuvring and warns the driver when it detects a potential collision. It is active at a speed of up to 18 km/h.