Running Head: LITERATURE REVIEWS
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DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMATED PARALLEL PARKING SYSTEM
The modern parking system has been revolutionized whereby vehicle owners and other drivers
don't use manual parking systems, such as a person to guide them, but the vehicles have liaised
with modern parking systems such as the Parking Assistance Systems and the Parallel parking
systems. The article looks into the merits of the parallel parking systems and the way it is used in
assisting drivers in parallel parking, as well as its viability in comparison to the other
technological systems (Wahab et al. 2013).
Key findings by Previous Authors
Previous authors have made various discoveries in the use of parking systems in such a way that
they are the views that new parking systems have been well accepted as they are more
convenient to use, unlike the parallel parking systems which according to them are troublesome.
Many researchers have applauded the use of parallel parking systems as they have proven to be
more reliable and affordable just as the rest of the parking assist systems as they are also
incorporated with visual sensors and cameras to help maneuver in parking (Wahab et al. 2013).
The researcher used various techniques in investigating the viability of parallel parking systems
in vehicles, especially in maneuvering parallel parking. A small model was created at a ratio of
1: 10 RC model. The prototype was used to derive and understand various sensory and
maneuvering factors especially in reverse parking by ensuring obstacles are easily detected. The
methodology also incorporated conceptual designs on how parallel parking systems work in a
systematic manner. Mathematical calculations and models were also used and the data derived
tabulated for easy comprehension (Wahab et al. 2013).
The working principle was basically aimed at determining the viability of parallel parking
systems in a well-maneuvered parking as well as verifying that they work conveniently. The
study was research based whereby experiments were done using prototypes and the results
translated to real life circumstances. A sensor based maneuver was emphasized whereby the use
of visual images captured by camera and sensors in determining the size of a parking space by
use of parallel parking systems was determined (Wahab et al. 2013).
The experiment was analyzed through various tools so as to come up with conclusive results. An
automated parking sequence was developed and designed in order to understand the procedures
followed in parking a vehicle and include it in the system. In addition, coding algorithms were
used in the programming of the parallel parking system in vehicles and mathematical models
were also used. The model vehicle has put some rear and front sensors and it was able to sense
that the empty space for a standard vehicle should be 600mm length and 250mm width. The
front and rear obstacles were easily detected using the sensors (Wahab et al. 2013).
The results determined showed that a longer parking space which is 1.33 times of the overall
length is the most effective. A parking space for a clear vehicle parking maneuvering was
determined to be 600 mm by 250m respectively in length and width. Therefore, that use of the
parallel parking system proved to be more effective. The detection of obstacles in parking has