Volkswagen's 'Trailer Assist' System Helps Park Caravans

 - Jun 21, 2018
References: volkswagen & core77
Anyone who's ever driven a car with an attached trailer knows that parking that conjoined mess is the vehicular equivalent of herding cats, so Volkswagen has endeavored to make the process as simple as herding sheep with its new 'Trailer Assist' system. The software adds on to Volkswagen's already-impressive Park Assist, so parking a trailer can be as easy as pressing the gas pedal.

To use the Trailer Assist on Volkswagen vehicles, the driver sets the car in reverse and uses the normal parking aid button, as they would if they were using Volkswagen's autonomous system for normal parking. Then can then use the mirror adjustment switch to set the direction and angle at which the trailer should be parked (with assistance on the heads-up display), and after that parking is a matter of using the gas and the brake alone.