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Date: 05/07/08 02:41 PM

56 Responses to Parallel-Parking For Dummies

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    Link: Parallel-Parking For Dummies - This is actually a pretty ingenious car design. This kid could stand to make millions.
  2. Profile photo of Maxim86
    Maxim86 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    primero!
  3. Profile photo of mikopop
    mikopop Male 13-17
    36 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    I would buy that.
  4. Profile photo of j0nes
    j0nes Male 30-39
    38 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    this has been implemented before. it never caught on.
  5. Profile photo of lucidmirror
    lucidmirror Female 18-29
    59 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm
    I want one!!! I cant parallel park to save my life..
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    lucidmirror Female 18-29
    59 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    maxim, doing it in another language doesn`t make it any less douchbaggy.
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    djjeffmaddox Male 18-29
    191 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:48 pm
    Parallel parking is easy, if you can`t do it you shouldn`t drive, therefore this product is dumb.
  8. Profile photo of Maxim86
    Maxim86 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    At least it didn`t get deleted! And I`ve never done it before so I just wanted to see if anyone would catch on. Good job though, knowing another language and all.
  9. Profile photo of ThisIsMe2
    ThisIsMe2 Female 18-29
    62 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    No way, this is very very cool! This will save time and accidents! I want one, who is this kid? I want one damnit!
  10. Profile photo of DCH4LiFe
    DCH4LiFe Male 13-17
    112 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    it should be required by law that all women drivers should have that installed on their cars!
  11. Profile photo of moonie_kat
    moonie_kat Female 18-29
    358 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    Sweet! *wonders if that would be allowed on a driving test*

    And I should`ve suspected that "women driver" comment. Seriously, women are just as good at driving as men.

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    Toribor Male 18-29
    133 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    Handy... but excessive...
  13. Profile photo of xboxman
    xboxman Male 13-17
    381 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    Already done, theres ones that move the car horizontally... (back and front have wheels).
  14. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    it should be required by law that all women drivers should have that installed on their cars!

    nah just ban woman from driving

  15. Profile photo of kevinmiller0
    kevinmiller0 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    ...Or you could just learn how to drive.
  16. Profile photo of Hucky0
    Hucky0 Male 13-17
    131 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    Hmmm I wonder why these never caught on...
  17. Profile photo of Kasu-Chan
    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
    283 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    I guess I really don`t have to parallel park often in this area, there`s only a few times, and usually, it`s easy enough to find another spot.

    For people who can do it, but it takes forever, this wouldn`t be horrible, it`d save a lot of time. And for people who can`t, at all... uh, go have someone teach you.

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    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
    541 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    "it should be required by law that all women drivers should have that installed on their cars!"--DCH4Life. hmmm, lemme guess, the DCH stands for DOUCH. you DO know that car insurance is cheaper for women because they get into fewer accidents than men..?
  19. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    Wow, let`s get all anal about a pointless joke. But all joking aside, all the chicks I know have gotten into an accident and none of the guys I know have.
  20. Profile photo of HeartsxxFade
    HeartsxxFade Female 13-17
    89 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    that soo cool

    lol my uncle always said

    "women drivers, no survivors" so this is perfect

  21. Profile photo of harrydick
    harrydick Male 18-29
    332 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    Hahahha theHUSHSOUND, you might be a careful female driver, but you haven`t met my mom to talk.
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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1841 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    kevinmiller0 the "true-ness meter" just went off the chart.
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    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    Sigh. This only means that instead of perfectly parking it into a line of cars, you must pefectly park it DIAGONALLY facing a line of cars. What if it`s a little bit off? It will hit the other car.
  24. Profile photo of atlacatl
    atlacatl Male 18-29
    342 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    geez just learn how to drive okay? Parallel parking isn`t that hard.

    Insurance is cheaper for women possibly because they don`t get the adrenaline urges of driving fast like some guy. lets /discussion on that yes? kthanksbye.

  25. Profile photo of PurdueU BenZ
    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
    72 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    a) this device is apparently installed in the trunk of the car, meaning that you would have to sacrifice your trunk space to use it (at least until miniaturisation)

    b) if they didn`t teach you to parallel park in driving school, the driving school should be shut down

    c) parallel parking is extremely easy...learn how to do it

    d) if you are unable or unwilling to learn how to parallel park, you shouldn`t be driving

  26. Profile photo of woomanfoo
    woomanfoo Male 18-29
    534 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:14 pm
    I like how the people making fun of women drivers either can`t drive yet, or have only been doing it for a very short time.
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1556 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:14 pm
    This has already been "invented" its on a couple models.
  28. Profile photo of woomanfoo
    woomanfoo Male 18-29
    534 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    PurdueU

    1) It`s not required for everyone to attend a driving school. I did not, and therefore I never learned how to parallel park.

    2) I`ve never even had to attempt a parallel park, so it`s not really THAT important.

    3) You are correct however in that we should all do something because it`s what you believe.

  29. Profile photo of RPGillespie
    RPGillespie Male 13-17
    217 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    Or you can save $200 and just learn how to parallel park.
  30. Profile photo of vancouverite
    vancouverite Female 18-29
    250 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    i want one - i can parallel park...but i hate doing it.
  31. Profile photo of TrishIsADork
    TrishIsADork Female 18-29
    135 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    WANT!
  32. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    Parallel parking? Nah, here`s how to do it properly:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REpXf0cmJ...

    The main reason women can get cheaper car insurance is simply business - it attracts more customers than it repels.

    The old explanation, which might or might not still be true, if it ever was, is an inaccurate application of averages, based on what matters to the insurance companies - cost of claims per year. The old explanation is that (i) the average distance driven per year by women is much lower than that driven per year by men, so women have fewer crashes per year despite having more crashes per mile and/or (ii) the average cost per crash is higher for men than for women.

    I don`t know if anyone even bothers checking the actual figures. It`s business - giving preferential treatment to women is seen as an attractive thing nowadays.

  33. Profile photo of togetec
    togetec Male 13-17
    608 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    pretty damn clever
  34. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    I`ll take one :D
  35. Profile photo of cdpickels09
    cdpickels09 Male 13-17
    298 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    i have never parallel parked, but im pretty sure that would be convenient to have.
  36. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 5:44 pm
    haha cool.
    whats with all that breathing into the camera.
  37. Profile photo of mysterypro
    mysterypro Male 18-29
    86 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    why would he make millions? That would be overly expensive to implement
  38. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
    916 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    Angilion, I think this information is more accurate.
  39. Profile photo of bcanne
    bcanne Male 13-17
    62 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    "all women drivers should have that installed on their cars!"

    I know many a man that drive worse than their spouse.

  40. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 8:00 pm
    benjbenj...more accurate than what? The only difference between that information and my post is a conformation that insurance companies say they do check the actual figures. They also state, unsurprisingly, that the difference applies to young drivers and that the differences are reducing anyway as more women are driving more miles and more women are driving more recklessly (which, unlike the person in the article, I don`t think is a result of picking bad habits up from men, as if women couldn`t have any of their own).
  41. Profile photo of DemonCurtain
    DemonCurtain Male 18-29
    244 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 8:08 pm
    Parallel parking is not that hard, but honestly, I`m surprised that this hasn`t caught on.
  42. Profile photo of Ches47
    Ches47 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    I take my test Saturday.. where can I get that?
  43. Profile photo of NunuChan
    NunuChan Male 18-29
    279 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    That should be installed on every cars in australia, noone can park in my area >.>
  44. Profile photo of richoricho
    richoricho Male 40-49
    1036 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    It`s cool. adn how did this forum develop into a Men v Women driving skills debate. both sexs have god and bad drivers - live with it
  45. Profile photo of afterglow38
    afterglow38 Female 18-29
    7 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 9:05 pm
    If you can`t park, you shouldn`t be allowed to drive -.- ergh. and to all those female drivers posts, if males are such better drivers, why is their insurance so much higher?
  46. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 10:17 pm
    Even if it was practical and useful, which it isn`t, it would only be a stopgap. Self-parking cars can be made already. You just stop near a spot and engage parking mode - the car`s computer then takes over and parallel parks for you.
  47. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 12:35 am
    very clever
  48. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 7:05 am
    that device has been around since the 80s.
    hardly making millions, is it?
  49. Profile photo of morbidframe
    morbidframe Male 13-17
    145 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    YAY NO DETH WHEN PARKING :)
  50. Profile photo of duckinfuh
    duckinfuh Male 18-29
    891 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    no thanks. i like my trunk space.
  51. Profile photo of Gnarkill07
    Gnarkill07 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 12:24 am
    omg parallel parking is so damn easy. this is without a doubt the most retarded thing i`ve seen all week.
  52. Profile photo of NowPleaseRea
    NowPleaseRea Male 70 & Over
    176 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 9:45 am
    Why is it that people miss the obvious?
    Sure you can get into a tight parking space with wheels that turn like the moon rover etc BUT the vehicles on either side of you CANT GET OUT! When they come out to their cars they would feel perfectly justified in damaging your vehicle trying to get out. When you would come back to your car the most you could hope for are some very pissed off motorists who have had to wait for your sorry ass to return. At worse they would damage your car trying to get out AND whup your ass for being so inconsiderate. Also the police would fine you for parking too close to other parked cars. Unless every vehicle parked either side of you has this feature this item is USELESS
  53. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
    1232 posts
    May 10, 2008 at 8:09 pm
    I`m surprised it hasn`t turned into a racial debate on driving yet. :-/
  54. Profile photo of cantab
    cantab Male 18-29
    170 posts
    May 13, 2008 at 9:43 am
    Re: first poster: There is actually a car called the primerA (note different spelling), a Nissan. But I don`t think the car in the video is one of them.
  55. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    June 6, 2008 at 9:15 pm
    Genius. I need to get one and fast!
  56. Profile photo of your0mom
    your0mom Male 13-17
    374 posts
    November 14, 2009 at 8:54 am
    i saw something like this in a fifties show of some sort. this kid should really sell that to some sort of car company

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