Automatic vehicle parking for drivers with limited mobility
A fully automatic vehicle parking system for the handicapped will simplify getting in and out of the garage in the future. To create this new solution, Paravan, manufacturer of individual handicapped-accessible vehicle modifications, brought the experts to the table. Companies who have made a name for themselves with technology-driven concept cars. Among those were IBEO – manufacturer of laser scanner systems – and Kappa optronics with application-specific automotive cameras. Together, they developed a system, suitable for series production.
The ideal vehicle for this system is based on the new Drive by Wire technology which can digitally control the motor, brakes and steering. The automatic parking system, consisting of a laser scanner, an Ethernet camera and complete actuator technology, integrates seamlessly into the digital controls. Ignition, pulling in and out of parking spaces, and emergency shutdown are all controlled via a tablet, safely, securely and intuitively, from outside the vehicle. Thus, handicapped drivers and passengers can move the vehicle into and out of narrow parking spots without worrying about having room to maneuver wheelchairs and lifts within the parking space itself.
Kappa Automotive Camera Profile:
Many features predestine the Kappa camera model for this application, including light-sensitivity, Kappa-typical robustness, Ethernet interface and GigE Vision transmission protocol.