Parallel parking can be a difficult task for novice drivers or drivers who seldom drive in congested city where parking space is limited. Parking Assist is an innovative system designed to aid the driver in performing sometimes difficult parallel parking maneuvers. Many companies are developing such systems with major automakers, such as Valeo, Aisin Seiki, Hella, Robert Bosch, and TRW. For example, Toyota IPA (Intelligent Parking Assist) system uses a rear view camera and automatically steer the vehicle into the parking spot with driver controlling braking. This paper describes the development of parking path planning strategies based on available parking space. A virtual turn center will first be defined and derived based on vehicle configuration. Required parking space for one or two cycle parking maneuver will then be determined. Path planning strategies for both one and two turn parking maneuvers will be developed next. Finally CarSim simulation will be performed to verify the design.

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