An iPhone app has been created that enables motorists to park their vehicles – without even being in the driving seat.
The application works in conjunction with Park4U, a preloaded system that uses steering wheel control and sensors to automatically guide the car into parking spots.
The driver would usually have to be behind the wheel when using the programme – but now motorists will be able to control the brake and accelerator pedals from their phone while standing outside the vehicle.
Reviews have said the app will help when squeezing cars into tight spaces.
The latest invention was unveiled at the 2011 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
A representative from Valeo, an autoparts supplier, demonstrated the app by standing outside a car and parking it using his iPhone.
The car, going in reverse, turned its wheel to slot into a narrow parking space between two other vehicles – all while the driver’s seat was empty.
It is unclear when the application will be made available to the public.
Park4U is already found in cars manufactured by Volkswagen, Lincoln, Ford and Audi.
Source : Sky News