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German Automakers Team Up for Better Parking Situation

The three titans of German auto production have teamed up so that their cars will take data from GPS and cameras to identify traffic conditions and open parking spaces to guide their users on the best route possible.

While this announcement might sound minor, in urban areas where congestion can get fierce, this feature can save you a massive amount of frustration. Click here, and see what else you can do to make your ride more enjoyable.

 

Think of Waze, the community traffic mapping service owned by Google, but without the smartphone.

Mapping firm Here, recently bought from Nokia by a group of German automakers, announced yesterday, at the Paris Motor Show, the launch of a project aimed at sourcing data generated by sensors deeply embedded within a car and sharing them with other vehicles to help drivers gain a better understanding of traffic conditions.

A forward-facing camera on the cars will detect traffic sign information (including speed limits), accidents, road closures and unexpected traffic events. Other sensors will record the speed, direction and location of a vehicle, the weather conditions and hard braking, as denoted by sharp deceleration. Continue Reading

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