Alzenau, Germany – I was at the Department of Motor Vehicles the other day and a little 16-year old girl was practically in tears. Clearly, she had failed her driving test. Her Father, was gently questioning what happened, “I don’t know, Dad, I thought I left enough room, but I hit the curb.” It sounds funny when you’re not 16 years old, but there is a certain spatial displacement one needs to be able to judge how much room needs to be between the corner and your turn.

Continental is creating sensors and software that see the curb, judge the amount of distance needed and know when to turn, when to park or when to stay away from a curb. Watch the video to see how far along Continental is in their journey.