The top-of-the-range system is Park Assist, which can steer ŠKODA’s models into parking spaces. Its sensors detect suitable parallel or bay parking spaces, and the driver is notified accordingly. If the driver then decides to park, they are only required to select the right gear, accelerate and brake. Park Assist takes control of the steering – whether reversing into parallel parking spaces, or manoeuvring backwards and forwards into bay parking spaces, and in several manoeuvres if necessary.
The Area View surround-view cameras, which can be found in the front and rear of the vehicle as well as its wing mirror housings, are an exclusive feature of the ŠKODA KODIAQ, SUPERB iV and the all-new OCTAVIA. They display multiple views of the immediate surroundings on the in-car monitor using wide-angle lenses, including a top-down view and 180-degree images of the areas to the front and rear. The surround-view cameras are most useful on narrow driveways and in parking spaces.
The Trailer Assist function prevents embarrassing mistakes when reversing on the campsite or in front of onlooking neighbours. Using the wing mirrors’ turn-switch, the driver sets the angle they would like to use for reversing. For guidance, the image on the in-car monitor displays a diagram showing the turning angle of the trailer. Subsequently, the driver only has to accelerate gently – the system does the rest and automatically steers the car and trailer in the chosen direction.