If you have every lost your car in the parking lot, then you can appreciate what Mitsubishi engineers have developed. Working with multiple platforms and technologies, researchers at Mitsubishi have developed a new method of finding your lost car that relies on sound and Wi-Fi.
According to Engadget, the Mitsubishi car finder technology will be ready to hit the market by this time next year. Until then, some minor kinks need to be worked out. The primary use of this technology is to help you find your car in underground lots or parking garages that may obscure GPS signals, the technology many car-finding apps rely on. In the past, if you couldn’t get a signal, you couldn’t find your car.
How does it work? Mitsubishi is using a combination of tried-and-true systems such as wireless internet and sonar. Basically, the system determines your location based on the time it takes for sound to reach positioning-capable Wi-Fi access points. This is accurate within 3.3 feet, and can function with as little as three hotspots – a common occurrence in any busy area.
This new system will let you not only find your car, but it may also be able to locate free parking spots in some instances. We can’t wait to see this technology on every car on the road. Tell us what you think of this new technology at Pete Moore Mitsubishi!