How to parallel park: 1950s invention should be a real thing

Parallel parking can be a nightmare. It’s one of the biggest things people dread when taking their driving exam. What if you hit the curb? What if you ding the car in front of you? How many attempts will you need to make until the examiner fails you?

Even with today’s parking sensors and back-up cameras, parallel parking can still be a chore, which is why this impressive invention from 1951 should be a real thing. The clever contraption from a company called Fifth Wheel Driving uses the spare tire as a drivable wheel to swivel the car out of a tight parallel spot.

Watch the brilliance in action in the video below. If the parking assistant doesn’t impress you, the old-timey 1950s announcer will:

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