Park4U’s operation is simple: after accurately evaluating the available parking space, the system automatically steers the car into the parking slot in a matter of seconds. The driver remains in control by operating the accelerator and brakes during the manœuvre.
Park4U is increasingly widely commercialised. By 2010, sixteen models will be equipped. Currently it is available on Volkswagen’s Touran, Cross Touran, Tiguan and Passat. The next cars featuring the system will be the Volkswagen Passat Coupé and the new Skoda Superb.
The award judges found Park4U “an inexpensive, easy-to- use, automated parking system that leverages technologies already in many vehicles.”