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  1. Oct 27, 2006 #1
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  3. Oct 28, 2006 #2
    Holy crap! That is insane, that would have made the drivers test a whole lot less stressful :P
     
  4. Oct 28, 2006 #3

    arildno

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    Dearly Missed

  5. Oct 28, 2006 #4
    I think it was pretty cool. :approve:
     
  6. Oct 28, 2006 #5
    that video made me wonder how people parallel parked 6 months ago. if people don't know how to do it why don't they just learn to?
     
  7. Oct 28, 2006 #6

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    Anyone who can afford a brand new Lexus really should know how to drive.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2006 #7

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    I saw a demo of it on the news the other night. I'm not really that impressed. It needs 2 ft of space on both ends...if you can't parallel park yourself in a space a full 4 ft longer than the car, you don't belong on the road. It's those teeny, tiny spaces in cities with more like 4 inches of space that require skill to get into! Oh, and apparently it also doesn't work if you park on a hill because the car needs to coast into the spot (it uses the engine's idle speed, which leaves me wondering just how fast it's idling), only does the reverse part of the parking (once you shift back into forward, you're on your own again), and you're still in charge of the brake. It was hard to tell with the camera angle in the demo, but I wasn't even convinced it got the car all that close to the curb. I think it's just a new toy for rich people to have in their cars now that even the poor people can get On-Star and GPS type stuff. :wink:
     
  9. Oct 28, 2006 #8
    Oh come on you guys its cool! It may be completely unnecessary and will make everyone worse drivers but its still pretty neat!
     
  10. Oct 28, 2006 #9

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  11. Oct 28, 2006 #10
    Lol, has anyone seen the Blues Brothers, how Elwood parks that old police cruiser. It's much the same as that link above, pretty funny.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2006 #11

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    HEY!!! :grumpy: I need at least three car lengths of open curb to paralllel park. I failed parallel parking when I took my driving test, but I wore a short skirt. :wink:

    What does parking have to do with driving? I just don't ever parallel park. :mad:
     
  15. Oct 28, 2006 #14

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    Hahaha, the old short skirt trick, huh evo? :approve: :tongue2:

    Well, i wouldn't mind if my automobile will park by itself, it's too big and sometimes i get tired of going back and forth to get out of the parking lot!.
     
  16. Oct 28, 2006 #15

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    So go European and get a small car?
     
  17. Oct 28, 2006 #16
    Hmmm. Maybe I could get my dad to lease one for the test seeing as you are not allowed to use rental cars for the test.
     
  18. Oct 28, 2006 #17
    ^Genius. I laughed when I read that comment.

    EDIT: I learned how to parallel park perfectly, and was damn good at it. Then come test day, they don't make me parallel park... wth?
     
  19. Oct 28, 2006 #18
    I've heard this a lot, I really dont see why they dont make you, considering how hard it is to get good at. I guess they make you back in thats all. No more backing up for 20 feet and hitting the line equals a fail.
     
  20. Oct 28, 2006 #19
    i'm more interested in the S.A.R.A system.

    Short Range Automotive Radar Frequency Allocation

    its a 24GHZ radar that detects everything in its path, stopping if there should be a chance of colliding with anything and that you wouldn't stop yourself.
    Also braking much smoother then a normal person as it calculates the distance and speed.

    Currently they're also working on a 79GHZ.

    so now we just need the gps to guide the car around right ? :D
     
  21. Oct 28, 2006 #20
    But you have to hope the car behind you has the same equipment.
     
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