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1. (WO2007006605) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IN IDENTIFYING SUITABLE PARKING SPACES FOR THE VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/006605    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2006/062661
Publication Date: Jan 18, 2007 International Filing Date: May 29, 2006
IPC: B60T 7/12
B60Q 1/48
Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
RIEGEL, Thilo
Inventors: RIEGEL, Thilo
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING A DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IN IDENTIFYING SUITABLE PARKING SPACES FOR THE VEHICLE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for assisting a driver of a vehicle (1) in identifying suitable parking spaces (4) for the vehicle (1). To this end, a measuring unit (6) detects potential parking spaces (4) when the vehicle (1) is driving by, and determines the length (L) and/or depth or width of a detected parking space (4). The invention provides that a detected parking space (4) is evaluated according to the determined length (L) and/or depth in order to determine if it is possible to park the vehicle (1) in this detected parking space (4). The drive (20) and/or braking means (21) of the vehicle (1) is controlled or regulated in such a manner that the vehicle (1) is automatically slowed down when the evaluation of a detected parking space (4) indicates that the vehicle (1) can be parked in this parking space.