How Active Parking Assist with Parktronic Makes Parking Easy

How Active Parking Assist with Parktronic Makes Parking Easy

What is Active Parking Assist?

Active Parking Assist With Parktronic (APA) is a system that can semi-autonomously park your car. The system uses sensors to detect a suitable parking space and then parks the car for you. Parktronic is a similar system that uses sensors to see parking spaces and gives you an audible cue to help you park.


How does it work?

Active Parking Assist (APA) is an automated system that can help drivers parallel park their vehicles. Using sensors, the system can detect a suitable parking space and steer the car into the space while the driver controls the accelerator and brakes.

To use Active Parking Assist, the driver first activates the system by pressing a button on the dash. As they drive past a suitable parking space, the sensors will detect the space and alert the driver. The driver then stops the vehicle and shifts into reverse, at which point APA will begin steering the car into the space.

The driver controls the car’s speed with their foot on the brake pedal, and once the vehicle is in position, they can take their foot off the brake and let APA bring the car to a stop.

Active Parking Assist is a convenient feature that can help take some of the stress out of parallel parking, and it’s available on many new Mercedes-Benz models.


What are the benefits of using Active Parking Assist? 

Active parking assist can help you by automatically searching for and selecting an available location when looking for a parking spot. Once a spot is found, the system will guide you into the space. This can be especially helpful in crowded areas or when parallel parking.

Active parking assistance can also make it easier to park in tight spaces by helping you to judge distances and identify obstacles. The system uses sensors to monitor your surroundings and will provide visual and audible alerts if an object is in your path.


How to Use it?

Active Parking Assist with Parktronic uses ultrasonic sensors to measure the distance to objects. The system then assists the driver with braking, accelerating, and shifting gears. Parking becomes much easier and safer, as the driver no longer has to worry about misjudging the distance to the curb or other cars.


How to activate Active Parking Assist

To use Active Parking Assist, you must press your Parktronic control unit button. This will activate the sensors and scan for a suitable parking space. Once a space is found, the system automatically steers your vehicle into the space.


How to select the parking spot

There are two ways to select a parking spot using Active Parking Assist with Parktronic:

  1. If you are looking for a parallel parking spot, drive past the spot you would like to park in, and the system will automatically detect it. The car’s display will show the “P” icon and the spot’s dimensions.
  2. If you are looking for a perpendicular (or right-angle) parking spot, drive past the spot you would like to park in and press the parking Spot Select button on your car’s display. The system will then automatically detect the spot and show its dimensions on display.

Once you have selected a parking spot, line your car up and let the Active Parking Assist with Parktronic take care of the rest!


How to park using Active Parking Assist

To park using Active Parking Assist, first position your vehicle parallel to the rear of the desired parking spot, staying about 2.5 to 5 feet away. Then, put the transmission in reverse and activate the turn signal in the direction you want to park.

Active Parking Assist will then begin to scan for a suitable parking spot. Once it finds one, a yellow P will appear in the corresponding side mirror, and an audible signal will sound. At this point, you can use either brake or accelerator to begin maneuvering into the spot. The system will take over braking and steering while you control throttle input.

Once you’re in position, Active Parking Assist will automatically put the car in park and turn off the engine. To exit Park mode, hold down the brake pedal and press the start/stop button on the dash twice.


Tips for Using it

If your car is equipped with the Active Parking Assist with Parktronic system, it can make parking easy and stress-free. This system can help you find a suitable parking spot and then parallel park or reverse park your car into the spot. You need to follow the on-screen prompts and be aware of your surroundings. Here are some tips for using the Active Parking Assist with Parktronic system.


Tips for activating Active Parking Assist

Active Parking Assist is a feature that is part of the Parktronic system. It helps the driver park the vehicle by automatically controlling the steering while the driver controls the accelerator and brake.

To use Active Parking Assist, activate Parktronic by pressing the button on the center console. The Parktronic system will then scan for a suitable parking space. Once a space is found, an audible signal will sound, and a message will be displayed in the instrument cluster.

To begin parking, stop next to the edge of the parking space so that the sensors can adequately detect the space. Then, put your vehicle in reverse and slowly back up while maintaining light pressure on the brake pedal. The system will take over and steer your car into the parking space while you control acceleration and braking.

If you need to cancel Active Parking Assist at any time, press the cancel button on the center console or apply moderate pressure to the steering wheel. Always check your surroundings before using Active Parking Assist to ensure safety.


Tips for selecting the parking spot

Active Parking Assist can park your car in both parallel and perpendicular spaces. To select the appropriate type of spot, observe the following:

  • When searching for a suitable parking space, use the Active Parking Assist icon in the center console display to help guide you. The nearer you get to a suitable space, the more rapidly the icon blinks.
  • Make sure there is enough room on either side of the chosen parking space for your car’s doors to open thoroughly once parked.
  • Observe all surrounding traffic and pedestrians while maneuvering into the parking space.


Tips for parking

Active Parking Assist can make parking your vehicle more accessible and less stressful. Here are a few tips to get the most out of this technology:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Although Active Parking Assist can help you park your vehicle, it is essential to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Check for pedestrians, cyclists, and other cars before beginning to park.
  • Follow the prompts. Once you have activated Active Parking Assist, follow the prompts on the display screen. The system will let you know when to brake and when to accelerate.
  • Use the override button if needed. If you need to take control of the vehicle for any reason, press the override button. This will deactivate the system and allow you to park manually.