VW tested autonomous parking

The Volkswagen Group is testing autonomous parking with the hopes of using it within the next decade.

Testing at Hamburg Airport, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles navigated their way to parking spaces on their own. Orientation is provided for them by pictorial markers installed in the multi-storey car park. This can be used in essentially any car park. The function is set to be available for the first customers in selected multi-storey car parks from the start of the next decade.

Johann Jungwirth, chief digital officer of the Volkswagen Group, said, ‘Autonomous parking can make an important contribution to creating convenient, stress-free mobility for our customers. We therefore want to democratise the technology and make it accessible to as many people as possible.’

The autonomous parking function being publicly demonstrated for the first time in Hamburg has already left the research lab and is currently at an advanced stage of development. It is due to be ready to order for some initial Volkswagen Group vehicles from the start of the next decade.