The remote automatic parking system is developed to improve parking efficiency for drive-by-wire vehicles from entrance to parking lots within confined areas. The steering, driving with gear shifting and braking system are all automatically controlled by smart multi-sensor fusion algorithms.
It helps the vehicle navigate itself from entrance into a parking space without driver's intervention, enhancing the efficency of parking process and maximising space utilisation of parking facility.
The existing parking assist system (PAS) faces limitations, such as drivers have to be involved in the process as PAS cannot control the gear, throttle and brake; PAS has trouble in parking if there are many people around the parking area.
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.