Automated functions allow for more efficient management of parking space. They reduce the time and energy needed to find vacant parking spots and decrease collisions while parking as compared to a human driver.

In dedicated public or private parking areas and garages, the car drives to the parking spot and takes over the actual parking. During the manoeuvre the driver can be either inside or outside of the car, monitoring the parking via a separate device, e.g. smartphone. The car learns the manoeuvre while being driven by the driver before actually parking.