Jaguar Land Rover has come up with a technology which allows its driver to control the car remotely from a smartphone app. It is useful during a scenario whereby there is a really narrow parking lot which is there is no room for the driver to open the car door after he has parked his car then the driver will be able to alight from the car before the car is parked and stand nearby the car and control it so that it can park perfectly in the tight parking space. The same scenario also applies when coming out from the tight parking spot.
The smartphone app also has the capability to start the car, control the brakes, throttle and steering as well as gearshifts. When the car is under the remote pilot mode, the car will be able to go up to 4mph (6 km/h) and the driver with the smartphone app need to be within 10 meters (33 ft) proximity within the car in order it to work.
Another prototype which seems to be more advanced than the initial prototype was revealed recently. The second prototype is able to do its own 180-degree multi-point turn in a narrow street whereby it is almost impossible for you to do a proper U-turn. In order to be able to do this, there is additional ultrasonic sensors which enable the car to gauge the environment and then do an about-turn as many as needed to do the U-turn.