What is PARKTRONIC on Mercedes?

What is PARKTRONIC on Mercedes?

Mercedes-Benz PARKTRONIC® with Active Parking Assist is a driver-assistive technology that helps you parallel park. The PARKTRONIC® with Active Parking Assist system uses an array of advanced sensors in a vehicle’s bumper to determine if the Mercedes-Benz car or SUV can fit into a parking spot.

How do I activate PARKTRONIC?

PARKTRONIC is automatically activated when you turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock. Fold in the ball coupling if the trailer tow hitch is not required. PARKTRONIC measures the minimum detection range to an obstacle from the bumper, not the ball coupling.

Do all Mercedes have PARKTRONIC?

PARKTRONIC® including Parking Guidance is available in many new Mercedes-Benz models. Some Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs that can be equipped with PARKTRONIC® technology include: Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

How do you know if you have PARKTRONIC?

When your Mercedes-Benz is in drive, the blue “P” indicator light will show that the PARKTRONIC® with Active Parking Assist feature is functioning and looking for a parking space for you.

How do I know if my Mercedes has PARKTRONIC?


PARKTRONIC® including Parking Guidance works by using ultrasonic sensors in both the front and rear bumpers, as well as several other locations. The sensors measure distances to help locate suitable parking spots.

Is PARKTRONIC only for parallel parking?

Parktronic only works with ONE EMPTY SLOT BETWEEN TWO CARS. If there are two empty parking spaces next to each other…or and end spot in a line of parking spaces…it will not park itself.

What is the difference between PARKTRONIC and park assist?

Parktronic, which depends on sensors in the front and rear bumpers to determine whether or not it can fit into a space, is now often combined with ‘Active Parking Assist’, which controls the steering to make parallel parking much easier.

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