Bosch simplifies parking with connected parking
Narrow roads and high vehicle traffic density make driving difficult, especially the daily search for a parking space; it not only costs time and money, but results in frayed nerves. Bosch is developing solutions that simplify parking altogether — right from the search for spaces to the parking manoeuvre itself — whether on the street or in a parking lot.
A vision becomes reality - Welcome to the new world of parking
Bosch is paving the way towards fully connected and automated mobility. This includes innovative solutions that make parking safer, more convenient, and more efficient – whether at home, on the street, or in public garages. Bosch has a holistic approach here, offering hardware, software, and services that relieve drivers during every aspect of parking. And it is not only the drivers, but also the environment and cities that benefit from reduced parking search traffic and improved utilization of available spaces. With its parking solutions, Bosch also contributes to the important realization of the smart city concept: intelligently connected cities featuring enhanced quality of life and environmental conditions for everyone.
Connected technology by Bosch reduces the often-time-consuming search for parking by guiding drivers directly to areas with available spaces. Park assist systems automatically and precisely manoeuvre the vehicle into and out of even the tightest spots. For increased safety during manoeuvring, the manoeuvre emergency braking assistant uses ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles and warn the driver of impending collisions, even applying the brake automatically when necessary.
- Improve quality of life by simplifying parking
- Cut emissions by shortening searches for parking spaces
- Save time and reduce stress
- Find vacant parking spaces with realtime information
- Enjoy more convenience while reducing vehicle damage
- CO2 reduction thanks to reduced parking search traffic
- 60 hours of free time given back to drivers by reducing parking searching times
1. Solutions for a more efficient parking search
Customized, fast, and precise
Particularly in cities, the search for a parking space nowadays is often cause for concern. Finding the right space costs time, money, and aggravation, in addition to increasing traffic loads and emissions. Studies show that two out of three drivers are dissatisfied with the parking situation in large German cities.
In order to shorten the duration of future parking searches, Bosch has developed solutions that provide drivers with helpful real-time information regarding available parking spaces. This puts an end to needless driving around while looking for scarce parking spots. For this purpose, Bosch offers the perfect solution both for street parking as well as parking in garages.
Working together to locate available parking spaces
Community-based parking is the connected solution for finding available parking spaces on the street quickly. Via sensors and connectivity hardware, vehicles identify available spaces as they drive past. Drivers looking for parking benefit from the data acquired by the community and can be guided to available spaces in a more rapid, convenient, and precise manner using information displayed to them in real time.
Instead of a time-consuming search, vehicles can proceed directly to available spaces. This is an enormous benefit considering that each driver in Germany covers an average of 1,640 km each year while looking for parking spots.
2. Solutions for easy parking space entry and exit
Safe, stress-free, confident
Around 40% of all passenger vehicle accidents involving property damage occur during parking and manoeuvring. Tight parking spaces often require multiple manoeuvring actions, which can quickly result in dents and scratches. Getting in or out of a vehicle is nearly impossible when cars are parked tightly beside one another.
No wonder that almost two-thirds of drivers would be willing to relinquish control of their vehicles during parking manoeuvres. As a specific response to such situations, Bosch has developed automated park assist systems that largely eliminate the need for driver input while entering and exiting parking spaces. Vehicles can autonomously enter and exit the space, no matter if it is on the street, in a parking lot, or in public and private garages.
Home zone park assist
Your car learns to park itself
Entering and exiting a home parking space or home garage is a daily ritual for many drivers, which nevertheless requires a great deal of concentration. The home zone park assist by Bosch simplifies these repetitive driver actions through automation. Examples include manoeuvring the vehicle from the driveway to the carport, or from the driveway into the underground garage and then to the parking space. The driver can decide either to remain in the car during the process, or to monitor the parking manoeuvre from outside via smartphone.
Remote park assist
Parking without a driver
The remote park assist takes over entering and exiting the selected parking space. With this system, even tight spaces are nothing to fear. The driver can also exit the vehicle before the parking manoeuvre begins, which makes entering and exiting the space easier in situations such as when cars are parked closely side by side. The parking procedure is then initiated using a smartphone or the vehicle key.
Automated valet parking
Full-service for parking garages
In the future, Bosch will be combining its connected and automated parking solutions to create an especially convenient full-service offering. With automated valet parking, the vehicle drives itself driverless and autonomously to its parking space inside the parking garage.