Active Parking Assist makes finding a parking space as well as parking in both parallel and transversal spaces easier; it also assists when leaving a parallel parking space. It automatically steers the vehicle into parking spaces and frees the driver from having to steer and brake (only in vehicles with automatic transmission).This not only helps you when parking, it also gives you valuable time and reduces stress.
Active Parking Assist is automatically engaged when driving forwards at speeds up to 35 km/h. At vehicle speeds below 30 km/h the system indicates appropriate parking spaces. By default the system looks on the right side of the road, when the left-side turn indicator is activated also on the left side of the road.
If the driver changes into reverse gear, confirms the parking selection shown and drives no faster than 10 km/h, the active Parking Assist system carries out the whole steering manoeuvre on its own. The driver only needs to operate the accelerator and brake pedal; parking is complete in a maximum of seven moves.
The electronic parking aid PARKTRONIC monitors the front and rear of the vehicle during manoeuvring and warns the driver when it detects a potential collision. It is active at a speed of up to 18 km/h.