Chevy Announces Standard Automatic Parking Assist on the SS
Fear not, terrible parkers. Chevy this morning announced standard Automatic Parking Assist on the SS Sedan—although, if you’re an inexperienced driver, should you really be trying to master a high-performance Chevy? The Chevy SS is so far the only vehicle in the Chevy lineup to come standard with this parking technology.
In a nutshell, Automatic Parking Assist uses sensors on the front and rear bumpers to park for drivers, in perpendicular and parallel parking situations. And don’t worry about your super smart car accidentally running over the kid that runs in front of you while your hands aren’t on the wheel: Automatic Parking Assist can detect obstacles and react appropriately. The technology also gauges the size of each parking space and determines the distance to the curb to calculate the perfect steering angles.
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“Even some of the most experienced drivers in the world loathe parallel parking,” said Scott Hollopeter, vehicle dynamics engineer for the SS. “Automatic Parking Assist is designed to help alleviate that anxiety in situations where more experience is required to park a vehicle.”
Check out Automatic Parking Assist on the SS in the video below, featuring Mr. Hollopeter.
Video: Automatic Parking Assist on the SS
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