Vehicular parking assist system that determines a parking space based in part on previously parked spaces

  • US 10,718,624 B2
  • Filed: 03/04/2019
  • Issued: 07/21/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular parking assist system, said vehicular parking assist system comprising:

  • a location sensor disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vehicular parking assist system, wherein said location sensor at least in part determines a current geographical location of the equipped vehicle;

    an electronic control unit (ECU) disposed at the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said ECU stores a database of parking space locations where the equipped vehicle has previously been parked;

    wherein said vehicular parking assist system receives wireless communications from a remote server pertaining to parking spaces at or near the current geographical location of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein, responsive at least in part to at least one selected from the group consisting of (i) an output of said location sensor, (ii) the stored database of parking space locations where the equipped vehicle has previously been parked and (iii) the received wireless communications from the remote server, said vehicular parking assist system determines a likelihood of finding an empty parking space at or near the current geographical location of the equipped vehicle.

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