Ford Technology: Active Park Assist

Active Park Assist

This feature makes parallel parking stress-free. With the simple press of a button, ultrasonic sensors can detect an appropriate parallel parking space and automatically steer the vehicle into the space. The driver controls the accelerator, gearshift and brakes, but doesn’t have to use the steering wheel.


  • There’s nothing special to set or configure. Just easy to use
  • Be traveling under 20 mph as you look for where you’d like to park
  • Press the Active Park Assist button; the touch screen provides information and instructions
  • Use the turn signal to search for parking spaces on the right or left. If the turn signal is not used, the system automatically searches on the right
  • When a suitable space is found, just follow the instructions on the touch screen
  • Keep vehicle under 6 mph while parking
  • If you grasp the steering wheel or press the button again, the system will deactivate
  • The system is designed to find available parking spaces under specific conditions.

    • Can’t be any closer than 16 inches
    • Can’t be any farther than 5 feet.
  • This is a sensor-based system and those sensors must be clear of snow,ice and significant levels of frost or mud to work properly.

The technology has been around for some time. We try out the technology for ourselves in 2009. Check it out!




The information provided above is meant to be a brief overview of the technology available from Ford Motor Company.  As always, you should refer to your vehicle’s owners manual for specific details, system features and operating instructions, etc. 

Koons Ford Lincoln of Annapolis is conveniently located at 2540 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland (the intersection of Route 97 and Route 50) only minutes from Washington and Baltimore. Proudly serving Glen Burnie, Columbia, Crofton, Baltimore and beyond for over 40 years. If you have any questions, please contact us at (410) 224-2100.


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