Mercedes debuts 'parking guidance system' in new CL

A newly developed parking guidance system is making its production debut in the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class this fall. The system uses radar technology to help the driver find a suitable parking space and park the vehicle. When driving past at a speed of up to 40 km/h, side-mounted radar sensors in the front and rear bumpers of the new luxury coupe measure whether the parking spaces on the driver and front passenger sides are sufficiently large for the vehicle. Once the system has found a suitable parking space on the front passenger side, a blue "P" symbol appears in the instrument cluster if the vehicle speed is below 16 km/h. Parking spaces on the driver's side are shown if the indicator on that side is operated.