The Remote Control Parking assistance system lets the car do the parking. Even after the driver has exited the car, it parks itself by moving forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. A button on the BMW display key activates the remote-controlled parking function from outside the car.
The procedure is monitored by Park Distance Control (PDC), the Parking assistant and the Surround View sensors. The car must be straight and centred, facing the parking space or garage for the remote-controlled parking function to be activated. If necessary, the driver can bring the car to a controlled stop during the parking procedure.
Once parked, the engine can be switched off via the BMW display key. And when it's time to move on, the engine can also be restarted via the key. During remote-controlled pulling out of a parking space, the car automatically reverses in a straight line.
N.B. Remote Control Parking is currently only available for the new BMW 5 or 7 Series