Parking the New Cayenne is a Breeze with Remote Park Assist


Americans love SUVs, but maneuvering them into tight parking places remains a challenge for many drivers. Fortunately, the new Cayenne comes equipped with Porsche’s high-tech Remote Park Assist.

Whether the parking space is located on the left or right side of the street, whether it’s a parallel parking spot or at a right angle, and whether for the latter the car needs to park forward or in reverse—it’s all achieved with a simple tap of your finger, as the system can be easily controlled using a smartphone. The driver presses and holds the OK button in the app until the vehicle has finished parking automatically. The car can even negotiate its way around narrow garages. The clever thing here is that the driver doesn’t even need to be behind the wheel. He can get out beforehand and just watch the car park itself.

That may sound simple, but the system is complex: four high-tech processors in the central driver assistance control unit (CDAC) coordinate twenty additional control units. These evaluate data from twelve ultrasonic sensors in real time. Remote Park Assist with Surround View uses four individual cameras to compute a 360-degree view that helps with parking and maneuvering. The car moves within this digitalized cocoon—with an optimal level of caution, precision, and safety. If Remote Park Assist detects a pedestrian, a high curb, or a bollard near the vehicle, the system interrupts parking or makes an automatic adjustment. Naturally, the parking process can be paused by remote control at any time.

Test drive a Porsche Cayenne today at Isringhausen Imports in Downtown Springfield, Illinois.

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