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New Car Technology: Active Park Assist – Video


Parallel parking on a busy street can be a little nerve-wracking, but active park assist certainly makes things easier. To explain how it works, our latest video includes a demonstration of the feature using the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC.

In essence, the MKC’s active parking-assist system works like a teammate: You handle the shifting and braking while the car handles the steering. The system also offers a few other benefits. For one thing, it determines if a given parking spot is large enough for your car to fit. That means you don’t have to attempt to park into a given spot only to discover that your car is too big. There’s also Park Out Assist that helps steer you out of a tight parallel parking space.

Although active park assist takes a little getting used to, we found that it’s an excellent feature that really makes it easier and more convenient to park your car.

 

Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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