Wave Goodbye To Parking. Literally.


February 27, 2017 | BY AFP

Move over Harry Potter. With the new BMW gesture-controlled technology, all you need is to flick of your wrist, and your car will stow itself away. What wizardry! 


Have you ever struggled to get your car into a small space on a one-way street? Fret not, parking might soon be a thing of the past. At this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, BMW will be demonstrating a novel way of finding and manoeuvring a car into an available space. In 2015 BMW debuted a remote-control parking feature on its i3 electric car whereby touching a smartphone or smartwatch button sent the car autonomously reversing into a space.

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Two years later, it's going one better and is ditching the handset altogether. Instead, all the owner will need to do to send the car into a space or call it from the carpark and to them is a wave of the hand—in other words, true gesture control. Bye bye parallel parking!