Parking Sensors

Car Parking Sensors & Parking Aids

Automotive Control in Bristol offer a car and van parking sensor fitting service offering workshop and mobile installations.
We have various options and style to choose from including integration into a factory display. All systems are audible with the option having a visual display detailing the distant away from a particular object from a specific parking sensor eye.
If you haven’t got sensors fitted call us for a quote, you will be amazed at our low prices. We have Parking Sensor solutions for all vehicles, here are a few examples of the systems we offer:

  • Front Parking assist
  • Rear Parking assist
  • Rubber mounted parking sensors for metal bumpers
  • Angled sensor kits for commercial vehicles
  • 2 sensor kit for small cars (i.e Smart Car)
  • Flush mounted OE specification reversing sensors
  • Integrated Volkswagen parking systems
  • 4 & 6 sensor kits for average to large executive card
  • HGV Corner detection systems
  • AACDS Front Corner Detection Systems
  • AASDS Side Detection System

Vw Golf flush mount rear pdc
car parking sensors & parking aids


Our PDC (park distance control) Systems come with and without an optional display. The display option allows you to view the range or distance to a specific object that you are approaching. The display can be dash mounted or rear parcel shelf / rear headlining mounted. The audible buzzer is always mounted behind a trim panel thus not upsetting the vehicles cosmetics.

“Flush Fitting” Parking Sensors:

Many modern cars like BMW, Mercedes and Audi use a flush fitting parking sensor, which gives an overall smaller and neater appearance. Mounting Points for the sensors are behind the bumper, removal of the vehicles front or rear bumper is compulsory. Our Flush front and rear parking sensors are 17mm in diameter and would be colour coded to exactly match the cars front or rear bumper.

“Push through” Parking Sensors:

Most commonly used throughout the trade. Once we have aligned and drilled the bumper holes the sensor is clipped into the bumper from the outside. We only use top brands like Meta, Scorpion and Cobra sensors which have a very small lip giving a very discreet fitting. Please see photo of the black Ford Kuga where we fitted colour coded audible parking sensors into the rear bumper.
The external diameter is 22mm.

VW Polo PUSH Through Sensors

Vw Polo parking sensors

Audi A4 PUSH Through Sensors

PUSH Through PDC Audi a4

Integration to a factory radio display:

We are also able to integrate factory fitted radio displays and sometimes audio systems to give a real OE level parking product. We can integrate with most modern Volkswagen systems. This radio system is from a VW Passat with a RNS510 and retrofitted front and rear parking sensors.
Generally factory coding is required which is completed in house.

OPS Optical Parking Sensors (VW)
APS Audi Parking System (Audi)
PDC Park Distance Control (BMW & Mercedes)
Xvision Ford Park Assist (Ford)

Vw Passat fibre optic parking sensor display

Full integration into a factory multimedia system.

Vw Passat Optic Sensors

Parking Sensor Installation:

Most parking systems require the removal of the vehicles bumper, this is more so the case for front park assist. Our colour coding service is completed by a local bodyshop and will be ready before the day of your installation.
Other than the sensors fitted neatly into the bumper the only other parts you may see after installation will be a Piezo buzzer (we prefer to install behind a panel) or the dashboard display. The rear parking systems are automatically operated when you put the vehicle into reverse gear. Front parking sensors can be operated via a dashboard mounted switch or through a special timer relay which activates automatically for 30 seconds every time the reverse gear is selected. A basis rear PDC install can take from 1.5 hours however a full front/rear fitment into a factory visual display will generally take most of the day.

Vw Passat ready for Front PDC

Vehicle stripped for parking sensors installation


Vw Scirocco ready for Rear OPS Parking Sensors

VW Scirocco OPS Installation

SEAT Leon ready for Rear PDC

Seat Leon Visual Parking Sensors