Australian Automotive Glossary

Parking Assist

An electronic system that employs laser, radar or sonar technology to enable a vehicle to park itself, in some cases without driver input....
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Parking Sensors

Button-size sensors in the front and/or rear bumpers that measure the distance to nearby cars and other objects and alerts the driver using sounds or lights....
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Pearl Paint

A type of paint that is similar to metallic paint, but instead of minute metal particles it uses mica. Mica is a kind of semi transparent, crystalline mineral that absorbs and reflects light in prismatic fashion. This gives a dramatic, multi-dimensional effect to the paint. Sometimes called "pearl coat."...
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