Once more, CitroŽn is demonstrating its ability to innovate
and to make city driving an even more relaxing experience.
C3 City Park demonstration vehicle features an aid to make parking
manoeuvres easier, particularly when reversing into tight spaces.
Trialled on the C3 1.4i Exclusive supermini with a 5-speed
manual gearbox, this technology helps the driver:
- assess the necessary distance between two parked cars;
- manoeuvre the car into the parking space, with automatic
rotation of the steering wheel accompanied by visual and sound signals.
aids are one of the research areas pursued by CitroŽn in the
development of future technologies aimed at improving comfort and
driving pleasure in the urban environment.
A range of original features
C3 City Park is fitted with an advanced assistance system for parking
manoeuvres. The driver is aided by a semi-automatic system and guided
by a central screen and voice synthesis function.
The parking system is based on two main functions:
Locating a space for reverse parking
The control unit measures the distance between two parked
vehicles and informs the driver of the room for manoeuvre.
Semi-automatic parking aid
vehicle turns its wheels, taking into account its own position and the
position of the other vehicles, or the landmarks determining the space
available. The system acts as a co-driver by giving the driver
instructions for completing the manoeuvre.
driver pushes a button on the central console to activate the parking
space location function (on the right by default, on the left with the
indicator). This function is active at speeds of under 25 kph. It
relies on three distance sensors located in the vehicle’s front and
rear bumpers, which are able to locate nearby obstacles with
A sound signal notifies the driver when
a parking space of sufficient size has been located. The driver stops
the car and validates the parking aid to begin the manoeuvre.
driver has no need to steer during the manoeuvre. He moves the vehicle
forwards or backwards according to the visual and sound signals.
Automatic rotation of the steering wheel is continuous, according to
The system can be deactivated at any
time – by touching the steering wheel, for example – if the driver
wants to regain control.