Interesting, however, there is one thing to consider: would you use this system to get out of the parking space? I don’t know about you, but getting out rear-side first seems moronic. One solution would be to follow the examples seen in this website, although I wouldn’t recommend it.




  1. digby says:

    One more nail in the coffin. Can we all just become even more incompetent? Chinese women need this, I guess.

  2. Kanjy says:

    Why not have sideways wheels on the front, too?

  3. Macbandit says:

    #2 because it’s easy to sacrifice your trunk space for a set of wheels for the inept but take away the motor and to make space… Well if someone needs these maybe we should take away the motor.

  4. IditarodDog says:

    It’s not as fast, but the Lexus “Parking Assist” solves the problem for people that are parking challenged. CHeck out the video here:
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/310369/lexus_park_assist/

  5. Paddy-O says:

    So, in the 1st part they use a driver that is incompetent. To park should take no more than 15 seconds.

  6. Ivor Biggun says:

    What we need is to have every kid in Driver’s Ed. learn this…

  7. Ivor Biggun says:

    oh heck…let’s try this

    [Neat video from you-tube] ed.

  8. AdmFubar says:

    #7 the blues brothers did it with more style though………..

  9. Les says:

    As I mentioned recently, there was a device like this in the 1940s.

  10. GregA says:

    #3,

    Yeah… No, this could be doene with a couple of scisor jacks, tiny little 1/8hp electric motors and a couple of little wheels, some weld and a weekend. Still it would add ~100lbs to the car.

    If you drew the circuit and plans (back of the envelope style) and found all the parts Im sure your local motorcycle repair place would put it together for you for a couple of hundred bucks. They get into stuff like this.

  11. Mike says:

    Another option is to just learn to parallel park. When I got my permit, my grandfather taught me how to do it…in his Cadillac Fleetwood. People are amazed how I can parallel park almost anything. It was just practice under the most extreme circumstances.

    But seriously, I parallel park maybe 12 times a year. We have these things called parking lots which make life easier.

  12. Mr. Fusion says:

    Geeze, parking in a spot that size should NOT have taken more than 10 seconds, gotten closer to the curb, and not hit the car in back.

    Learn to drive AND park before getting your license.

  13. Buzz says:

    Great. Save 20 seconds for Just $5000! No messy “learning” involved.

  14. orangetiki says:

    you lazy bastard…

  15. Eric Susch says:

    Hey, let’s make a contraption that solves a problem that doesn’t exist. We’ll be millionaires!

  16. OvenMaster says:

    #11: My driving instructor told me that driving a small car was easy. It’s the big tanks like your grandpa’s Fleetwood and my parents’ Impala wagon that really need skill to pilot well. If one can drive a big car, you can drive anything.

    When I had my road test, successful parallel parking was needed to pass the test. Have DMVs started to go lax on this requirement, making an invention like this feasible?

  17. bobbo says:

    Maybe I’m just a Luddite, but I really don’t like the idea of a car being able to independently take over steering. Its bad enough to get used to cruise control which I still don’t trust even though I’ve never had a problem with disconnecting it.

  18. Mister Mustard says:

    #17 – Bobbo

    >>Its bad enough to get used to cruise control
    >>which I still don’t trust even though I’ve
    >>never had a problem with disconnecting it.

    Gosh, Bobbo, you don’t have to disconnect it. Just don’t push the button, and it’s exactly like driving Grampy’s Studebaker.

    Or are you afraid that it’s going to take over with a mind of its own, and cause you to go 45mph in a 30mph zone against your will?

  19. William08 says:

    #5:
    “should” is a preference, not a reality.

  20. Ron Larson says:

    I thought I was pretty good a parallel parking. Then I learned how to REALLY parallel park when I rented a car in Italy for a month. I was amazed at the spots I managed to cram that car in to. Now I can put anything anywhere.

    The answer… learn how to operator your car and park.

  21. Miguel says:

    Trunk space is overrated…

  22. zulu says:

    This is the way to do it:

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