Energy & Sustainability

Here’s a really intuitive parallel parking system designed by 5 seniors at the University of Toledo.

“Our project is to build a parallel parking that is to attach a device to the rear underbody of a car. The concept is to first park only the nose of the car into a parking spot, then having hydraulics lift the rear end of the car into the air, then slide the rear sideways into the parking spot, and then lowering the rear of the car.”

They’ve shared pictures and comments about the progression of the project on their blog. The prototype took about 6 weeks to put together and it appears to work really well. I like it because it’s a much simpler solution than the fancy autopilot systems that are creeping into luxury cars now. [via] – Link.