Two Korean engineers have developed a technology that allows a vehicle to locate vacant parking spots. The system combines the car’s ultrasound sensors, cameras and odometer to create a completely automated parking technology with a computational time of just 32 milliseconds, which is considerably faster than the 82 milliseconds it takes vision-only systems.

The system offers a selection of possible parking spots to the driver, who selects one by touchscreen. ┬áResearchers acknowledge that it doesn’t work well at night or in dimly lit parking lots, but they are currently developing separate programs to work in daylight and at night or in closed spaces.

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