Reverse Parking Aid Using libfreenect and OpenCV

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Reverse Parking Aid Using libfreenect and OpenCV

Another innovative and praticle use of the Kinect depth sensing capabilities is proudly on display for this latest hack which involves using the device as a parking aid. Once only available as a premium feature in some vehicles, this clever application uses the Kinect along with a few open source solutions such as OpenCV, Ubuntu and Libfreenect to pull it all off.

The Kinect is attached underneath the car with a part of the bumper removed in order to use the sensor effectively. A console is then mounted on the inside of the car that displays both RGB info along with a depth view that is able to warn the driver when they are too close to an object.

Check out the video to see the demo in action!