Are you one of the many people who hate to parallel-park? Rejoice, because help is at last in sight. Toyota has the solution.

Are you one of the many people who hate to parallel-park? Rejoice, because help is at last in sight. Toyota has the solution.


It’s the latest version of Toyota’s petrol/electric hybrid, the Prius. It is claimed to be cheaper and more fuel efficient than the previous model, of which 120 000 have been sold since its launch in December 1997.


The car uses electric power steering and sensors to guide it, while moving slowly into a parking bay. This ability was demonstrated to the press by the Toyota president Fujio Cho, who sat with upheld arms while the car did the parking.


However, it still needed human assistance in the end, because it wasn’t programmed to engage the parking brake. The parking ability is an option, at a cost of about R14 500, but it comes with a DVD navigation system.

Original article from Car