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Park your BMW in the garage with a click of the car's remote.

Has anybody tried coding this? It appears that the necessary equipment is in place already.

Unlike the previous prototype, featuring a camera and reflector, the current prototype uses the vehicle's existing sensor systems. Guided by the six ultrasound sensors of the Park Distance Control and Park Assist systems, the vehicle slowly moves forward into the garage at a speed of approximately 2 km/h, aligning itself centrally between and parallel to the walls on either side. Any necessary steering corrections to achieve this positioning are performed by the power steering system motor. The garage parker is control unit also controls the engine Auto Start-Stop function, the automatic transmission's gear selector, and the brake system. http://www.bmwblog.com/2010/10/10/bmw-remote-controlled-parking/

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While the steering control is there if you have the Park Assist function for parallel parking, I don't think the rest is there (control of gear selection, throttle, brake & remote start).
Park your BMW in the garage with a click of the car's remote.

Has anybody tried coding this? It appears that the necessary equipment is in place already.
The garage parker's control unit also controls the engine Auto Start-Stop function, the automatic transmission's gear selector, and the brake system.
In fact, this note indicates it's not yet available:
Safety considerations are paramount with this prototype. Throughout the parking manoeuvre, whether entering or leaving the garage, the last button in the sequence must remain held. If the button is released, the car stops immediately. If, after leaving the garage, the driver's door is not opened within a given time limit, the system automatically shuts off the engine and locks the vehicle again. There is also a restriction on the distance which the vehicle is "permitted" to travel autonomously: this is limited to a few metres, depending on the length of the vehicle (seven metres maximum in the case of the BMW 5 Series prototype). Before the garage parker can go into production, however, it will first be necessary to clarify the legal situation regarding autonomous vehicle operation. In many countries it is illegal to start the engine from outside the vehicle or to move the vehicle if the driver is not sitting at the wheel.
Research appreciated and I agree if no BMW's in the world have the Remote Park Assist yet, then coding isn't going to make it happen. I don't agree with your text in bold though: Before the garage parker can go into production, however, it will first be necessary to clarify the legal situation regarding autonomous vehicle operation. In many countries it is illegal to start the engine from outside the vehicle or to move the vehicle if the driver is not sitting at the wheel.

I don't think that anybody doing coding is worried about whether disabling warnings or enabling the sunroof to close with the FOB is legal in a particular country, or why features are disabled in US models.

Also, states have started legislating this - The Nevada Legislature passed a law in June 2011 to authorize the use of autonomous cars. Nevada became the first jurisdiction in the world where autonomous vehicles might be legally operated on public roads. The bill was signed into law by Nevada's Governor on June 16, 2011. According to the law, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (NDMV) is responsible for setting safety and performance standards and the agency is responsible for designating areas where autonomous cars may be tested. The law went into effect on March 1, 2012. This legislation was supported by Google in an effort to legally conduct further testing of its Google driverless car. As of 2012, Florida, Hawaii, Oklahoma, and California are also considering the legalization of autonomous cars. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_car
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