Delphi develops camera-based ‘smart’ park assist system

Delphi has developed a new smart parking guidance system (PGS) – Using a rear-view camera and advanced algorithms to calculate the vehicle’s path, the PGS offers vehicle manufacturers an affordable parking guide solution that helps make the once difficult process of backing and parking easier.

By relying on a sophisticated rear-view camera and advanced algorithms to calculate the backing path, Delphi’s parking guidance system eliminates the need for ultrasonic sensors, enabling desired functionality at lower cost.

The rear-view camera enables a range of systems. From a system that provides drivers an unprocessed image of the scene behind the vehicle to systems that include sophisticated image processing algorithms for object detection, object classification and range estimation, Delphi’s PGS will help drivers make easier, safer and customized back-up maneuvers. Special features include electronic distortion correction, static and dynamic overlays.

To further aid in challenging parallel and angle parking situations, Delphi’s PGS offers auditory and on-screen visual parking guidance. When the driver selects a parking mode, the system helps the driver select a parking spot by measuring available spaces to determine if the vehicle will fit and guides the driver through the parking maneuver.

As the driver continues to park, the system provides the spoken step-by-step instructions required to park the car while superimposing guidelines on the vehicle’s display.

Delphi has successfully completed product development for the parking guidance system which is expected to be available in 2011. Delphi’s China Technical Center (CTC) will be the center of expertise for this system.

Source: Delphi.

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