Who Needs Aircars When the Future Looks Like This?

My first real visceral realization of the non-commutative nature of driving a car was the first time I tried to parallel park and attempted to pull front end first into the space.

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I don't remember watching this video in High School Driver's Ed class....what a shame!

Note also that the last words in the video were, "...with a final position error of two feet." I guess that's close enough if you park in NYC and/or Boston.

The study is from Stanford, so they're using suburb sized parking spaces!

Nice, they managed to do it for real!

One of my memories from my teenage years is a friends 1964 Chevy Nova. If you got the car up to speed it would make a 90 degree turn with just a lockup of the brakes.

This one looks like its defending a food source. (it seems to stick its face into the meat a few times.) ground squirrels (I know this is a tree squirrel) often cannibalize their dead, sometimes with revolting conseqences