Ford - Self-parking technology called Fully Assisted Parking Aid

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I understand that sort of tech has been out a few years now and Ford are not the only ones with something like that. I'm sure I saw one model of car on the UK (and original) TopGear car programme about two years ago plus that had this. You pull up to the side of the car in front of the space, press a button and sit back. The car takes over the driving to park you in the gap.

I think that was about 2 or 3 years ago now and it didn't work on the live bit in the studio but apparently it had been working all day. Now I think things have gotten better with this tech. I still would not want to trust it. IMHO if you can't parallel park then you should not be driving. It is a basic driving technique that forms a compulsory part of the UK driving test and I think it is one of many things humans should still do for themselves in a car.

PS I've never had an automatic car nor one with cruise control so you can guess I must be a bit of a Luddite over cars taking over the driving functions!
 
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