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Ford Patent Filed For Angulated Parking System For Urban Areas

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for an angulated parking system for urban areas, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on August 1st, 2016, published on August 30th, 2022, and assigned serial number 11427447.

The Ford Authority Take

Ford has filed a number of parking-related patents in recent months, including one for an augmented reality display for locating vehicles, advanced valet mode systems, and key fobs with remote park-assist functionality, while also launching what it calls Parking Space Guidance a few years ago in Europe, which which makes it easier for drivers to find a place to park in crowded urban areas. Now, this new Ford patent continues that trend by introducing an idea for an angulated parking system in tight city spaces, too.

This new Ford patent depicts a system that consists of a special robot that uses a wheel, wheel clamp, and a motor to move around and lift vehicles, at which point it can move them into a parking position. Drivers would be able to send a parking request, at which point the robot would deploy itself, attach to the vehicle, and move it into an angulated parking space. When the driver requests for their vehicle to be returned, the robot would retrieve it.

The idea here is to maximize space in tight, crowded urban areas where parking is often at a premium. This Ford patent mentions that while we can’t always build bigger parking lots due to a lack of space, we can maximize the parking capacity of existing lots by vertically angling the vehicles that park there by lifting the front or rear end of the vehicle off the ground. It’s an unusual idea for certain, but also one that may come to fruition as major cities become more and more crowded.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Ford Owner

    Ideal for electric cars, not that much for gas engines or leaky gas tanks.

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  2. Bob

    Where do I sign up for this job? I’ve done a lot in my life, but I haven’t experienced the new norm of getting paid for doing as little as possible, as that seems to be the goal of folks entering the workforce. This “work” here seems to have that covered.
    …I’m already blowing it – hey inventor guys; if you stack them completely vertical, you’ll save even more room.

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  3. John Coviello

    Ah,another expensive piece of crap like the parallel parking. I haven’t had a need to parallel park in 45 years. This new expensive piece of crap had better never be a standard feature !!!! It’s time to fire the patent writers and re-hire the engineers !!!!!!!!

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  4. GOAT

    Can Ford just figure out how to produce vehicles without customers having to wait 1 to 2 years to take delivery or without the stealerships adding ridiculous mark ups? It’s like we are on the Titanic and they are re-arranging the deck chairs. Drivers don’t need or want stuff like this. Ford should do a better job of “reading the room” here. But instead we get smoke and mirrors to deflect from the real issues. (And it looks like a junior high school student in a CAD class came up with those drawings.)

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  5. Tigger

    What a stupid idea.

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