Are self-driving cars any good at parking? © Getty Images

Are self-driving cars any good at parking?

Parking can be a pain, so in the future we might be using automated technology to make things easier.

Asked by: Pat Ward, Chesterfield


The new FF91 electric car by Faraday Future demonstrated how self-parking is not always perfect, by staying resolutely stationary during its big unveiling at CES 2017. Thankfully, automated parking is improving. The best cars of 2017 will tell you when a gap is big enough, will position themselves correctly and can do perfect parallel parking all by themselves: steering, gears, accelerator and brakes – you don’t even need to be inside the car. However, if you want the most secure way of parking, try a robotic garage that moves your car like a parcel into its own slot, already in operation at the The Palais Coburg Hotel, Vienna, Austria.


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