2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Perpendicular Park Assist
Okay, so this is come awesome technology I didn’t even know we had in vehicles in general, let alone the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk I was permitted to take on a “joyride” the other day. Let’s talk about the Perpendicular Park assist feature that one of the salesmen at our Hendersonville Automotive location, John “Fudd” McLean, came over and showed me how to use.
This thing uses sensors to find you a parking space whenever you hit the ParkSense button for it and have your blinker on to tell it which side of the vehicle to scan for a parking space. Once it has one it – well, check out the video and you’ll see!
Once it has the space it’ll chime to let you know and display a “P” on the display. Simply put the vehicle in reverse and remove your hands from the steering wheel completely. It will automatically course correct to line you up perfectly in the spot. If it’s off a little bit or there’s a need to at all, as there was in our video above, it will ask you to put it back in drive while it re-adjusts and then place it back in reverse to finish parking. It does a better job than I do naturally! It was a pretty awesome thing to see and we got to take it for a few trial runs before we moved on to….. Parallel Parking!
Stay tuned for more about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk over the following few days. Thanks for reading!
Jason Lee Gibson
Your Automotive Digital Informant