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VW Passat “Junior”: Autonomously reverse power-slides into parking spot

VW Passat “Junior”

Stop what you are doing now and watch the future of car technology with the Stanford-powered VW Passat “Junior” doing an autonomous, reverse power-slide into a parking slot. Pure awesomeness!

The basic hardware technology that makes Junior work is fairly straightforward: a mix of GPS, radar, laser, optical and inertial sensors. The hard part is creating the software algorithms that allow the system to detect and work through the more esoteric scenarios that arise in the real world.