Audi's piloted parking technology allows the vehicle to park itself. Photo courtesy Audi.
Audi received two awards for its new piloted parking technology at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. The automaker received a "Best Automotive Technology" award from media website The Verge and the “Product of the Future” award from Popular Science magazine.
The technology uses a combination of sensors on the vehicle and sensors built into nearby infrastructure to autonomously maneuver the vehicle. Audi said it’s currently in the process of integrating sensor technology into a parking garage in Ingolstadt, Germany, for demonstration purposes.
Audi added that it’s working on a number of different types of driver assistance technologies designed to help the driver maneuver in parking garages and in traffic.