Enyaq - So Clever It Parks Itself
One of the skills that all dealership staff have to learn quickly is how to park. Often with limited spaces and very little room to manoeuvre it’s a skill that is essential for all team members.
Not all our customers however will suffer the same problems especially if they are the lucky owners of an Enyaq.
Drivers of the Škoda Enyaq will have one less thing to think about when they arrive home thanks to the fully electric SUV being able to ‘train’ itself to park completely autonomously.
Škoda research reveals that 73% of UK motorists have given up parking in a space because they found it too difficult and would opt to try their luck elsewhere so that new “Trained Parking” is one of the innovative parking features that makes the Enyaq one of the most parking-friendly cars available.
Its introduction, alongside Intelligent Park Assist, as part of the optional Maxx Package, will be perfect for the millions of Brits who have suffered a parking prang in the past, as almost a quarter (23%) of drivers in the UK say they have bumped into another vehicle when parking, while 33% have damaged a wheel or tyre while parking.
It’s a simple system that enables drivers to autonomously park perfectly in any location familiar to the vehicle, whether on the driveway, in a garage, nearby street parking or a location that the driver regularly uses.
The car will only need to perform the parking manoeuvre manually once as the car will store the entire route, surroundings, and parking position in its memory. From then, every time the driver arrives home, or another familiar point recognised by the car, it can park automatically with pin-point levels of accuracy.
When initiated, Trained Parking is completely autonomous with the car controlling the steering, braking and direction of travel (forwards or backwards). The Enyaq’s sensors will also continuously monitor its surroundings, detecting any objects or pedestrians and helping to avoid collisions with them.
With 55% of UK motorists identifying parking assistance systems as a must-have when searching for their next new car, these option packages are inevitably going to be popular and simplify the buying process for customers with numerous specification options across the line-up.
Whether or not our sales executives use this when finding a space on the pitch remains to be seen.