Originally Posted by BubbaATL
I think the new park assist will turn the steering wheel for you also. You just sit back, cross your fingers and close your eyes.
Don't close your eyes. You still control the gas, brake, and gear selection, as per instructions on the screen. This sounds like the system Ford uses and is most likely sourced from the same vendor. It required the move to true electric steering.
A survey done on the Ford Escape forum showed that most people (like myself) never use it. Of those that do, most said they only use it to show off for friends and family. City dwellers find it more useful because it determines if a space is big enough and will get you into spots you may have passed on.
My guess is that this is a way for the companies researching self driving cars to derive some income until the full blown autonomous cars hit the market. It will also ease people into the mindset that they can trust their vehicles enough to let go of the wheel.
Edit: SeaComms posted while I was typing. I didn't realize the Cherokee had the feature.