Saturday, October 1, 2016
Cars Are Getting Smart Enough To Help You Find Parking
Smart Cars are the future. The very nearly present, future. And while having a car that drives itself is cool and very practical, there's no feature more practical than helping you find a parking space. A tech company named "Here" is launching a service that will have cars automatically share real-time data to improve commutes for everyone. Vehicles (starting with German cars: Audi, BMW & Mercedes-Benz) will use their sensors and cameras to offer details on free parking spaces, traffic conditions, and road hazards. You would know that a parking spot has just opened up, or that heavy rain is forcing drivers ahead to slow down. The service will be available in the first half of 2017, but the main challenge is time. It won't give you a truly comprehensive view of the road until there are plenty of connected cars roaming the streets. So, eventually, we'll have cars that can help us find parking. Those of us living in or near in big cities can't wait!