BMW Introduces Remote Valet Parking Assistant

Set to be announced at CES 2015, BMW unveils their fully-automated Remote Valet Parking Assistant.

Using BMW i3’s four laser scanners with the digital site plan of a building, like a multi-story car park for example, a user can activate the Parking Assistant via a Smartwatch, which then will steer the vehicle independently through the levels without the driver inside.

The Remote Valet Parking Assistant recognizes the structural features of the car park and equally reliably steers round any obstacles that appear unexpectedly like other parked cars. Once the BMW i3 has parked, it locks itself and waits to be called by smartwatch and voice command. It will calculate the exact time a driver will arrive at the exit and starts up and drives at the precise time to meet them.

Stay tuned for further details…