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Posted: 11/1/2006 6:17:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:19:32 AM EST
Id like to see and try it for myself. I suck at parking, i just pull through
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:22:30 AM EST
I pride myself on being an excellent parallel parker. Who needs this technology?
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:24:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:24:22 AM EST
At the end of the video did it hit the other car?
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:26:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 6:27:13 AM EST by extra_ammo]
REAL MEN already know how to parallel park!!

What kind of fuckwadpussy needs that crap??
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:29:16 AM EST
I thought it was too cool to be true.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:29:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 6:31:32 AM EST by HardShell]
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:30:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 6:32:17 AM EST by California_Kid]
As a person with poor depth perception due to a lazy eye, I would be very interested in that feature.

Or maybe just video cameras fore and aft.

ETA the video is funny. We need a Lexus O' Truth thread.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:31:54 AM EST
dUMEST i EVER heard. Lexus is gonna get sued. If something goes wrong with this and theres auto damages, whos pays for the other car?
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:32:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
...Lexus is gonna get sued. If something goes wrong with this and theres auto damages, whos pays for the other car?


Good point. Maybe a Lexus will run over a kid or something.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:33:44 AM EST
This reminds me of a Popular Mechanics article where they were reviewing one of the Infiniti's. It may have been the G35...I don't recall for certain. But they were discussing the Big Brotherly attibutes of the car.

The GPS navigation system can not be used while the car is in motion by either the driver or the passenger (it can show you directions and stuff, but you can't make any changes because the buttons are locked out).

And the cruise control will not engage if your windshield wipers are turned on any higher than "very-low intermittent".
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:37:16 AM EST
BAAA HHAAAA HHAAAAAAAAAAA~!
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:39:14 AM EST
LOL

I am good at parallel parking. I'd never use the feature, though the camera in back might be handy just for reassurance.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:43:11 AM EST
Who needs the self-parking feature on the new Lexus LS460 when you have mad parking skills like these guys.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=C18XgYS5TdQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-SaQQVtS60

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl8_qoduJ-8

Besides, is more fun to do it like that than let a computer do it for you.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:51:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 6:53:59 AM EST by AR5000]
The year, 2008.

"A recall was put out on any 2007 Lexus with a self park feature. The cars computers have been learning and starting to take over the cars functions at times, one owner said his car seemed "Emotional". If you own a 2007 Lexus please turn it in to the nearest dealership for repair, free of charge."



Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:52:25 AM EST
video looks contrived
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:54:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 6:55:51 AM EST
Nice....

What a stupid options. I mean... WHY?
~Dg84
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 7:06:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 7:07:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 7:07:54 AM EST by Ghetto]
Stupid feature, but that is one bad ass looking car!
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 7:08:51 AM EST
Good for the wife...
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 7:24:47 AM EST
video won't load.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 7:37:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 7:38:23 AM EST by Leadbutt]

Originally Posted By AR5000:
The year, 2008.

"A recall was put out on any 2007 Lexus with a self park feature. The cars computers have been learning and starting to take over the cars functions at times, one owner said his car seemed "Emotional". If you own a 2007 Lexus please turn it in to the nearest dealership for repair, free of charge."





Emotional? Now don't argue with me!!!
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 7:49:23 AM EST
I actually think it is kinda fun to parallel park on my own.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:03:20 AM EST
i parallel my big ass lifted truck just fine. unless someone has a medical disability, there is no need for this feature

plus is someones auto lexus hits me they are getting one hell of an ass kickin
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:03:28 AM EST
LOL
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:09:21 AM EST
Im waiting for one to run into me now so I can take some time off work.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:17:37 AM EST
Coming from the insurance industry, how are we supposed to find someone at fault who was technically not driving the vehicle at the time of loss??
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:17:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2006 8:22:35 AM EST by SNorman]
Video won't play in Firefox... FYI.

So, isn't the system supposed to parallel park?? Not back into a parking space? Maybe it does both. Looks to me like the last thing they did where it was going for the minivan it was trying to parallel park.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:21:39 AM EST
What a bunch of bad technology.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:39:19 AM EST
A bit more scary for me was this video.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9nGyXiOfzI&NR
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 8:39:47 AM EST
Video is playing like crap here at work. I'll watch it at home.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 9:24:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By SNorman:
Video won't play in Firefox... FYI.

So, isn't the system supposed to parallel park?? Not back into a parking space? Maybe it does both. Looks to me like the last thing they did where it was going for the minivan it was trying to parallel park.


That's a common problem for FF users.

Step-By-Step Guide: Embedded Windows Media in Firefox
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 9:29:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 10:43:44 AM EST
I learned to drive in NYC, so I probably can parallel park faster than that thing.

LOW2000 has a good point. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the commercial was the issue of liability. If the driver was not in control, then Toyota has to be responsible. With "joint and several", it's the deepest pockets that get hit. WHo has the deepest pockets?
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 10:49:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
I actually think it is kinda fun to parallel park on my own.


So does my wife, but she has left so many notes on cars saying "Sorry, here is my number so I can fix your car" that she is running out of paper.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:00:02 AM EST
On a similar note, Mercedes IIRC has active cruise control now that will keep the vehicle in the lane and will bring the car to a complete stop in traffic, and then accelerate again once traffic begins to move. Same concept, "I was behind the wheel, but I wasn't driving"
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:04:43 AM EST
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Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:04:45 AM EST
Assuming that these features were to work as designed it's still assinine. Just what we need..... Another device to substitute for human thought. Let's lose as many skills as we possibly can!!!
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:17:26 AM EST
I thought the video was funny. And I wonder how many people actually watched it since everyone's talking about parallel parking. It might be what the system was designed for, but that's not what's going on in the video.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:20:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By AR5000:
The year, 2008.

"A recall was put out on any 2007 Lexus with a self park feature. The cars computers have been learning and starting to take over the cars functions at times, one owner said his car seemed "Emotional". If you own a 2007 Lexus please turn it in to the nearest dealership for repair, free of charge."





Lexus's are female?
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:27:41 AM EST
I love my Avalance, but I can't see behind me for shit in that thing. It would be a nice feature. My fiance has perfected the 27-point turn, so it wouldn't do her any good...
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:32:14 AM EST
BMW is developing both a remote control garage parking system as well as an auto parallel parking system.



"BMW drivers will soon be able to garage their cars by remote control and boost child safety at the same time. The prototype BMW Remote Park Assist allows drivers to stand beside their car while it parks itself in their garage. The car can be reversed from the parking place with the driver monitoring pedestrian traffic, removing the risk of reversing into children or pets."

BMW Automatic Parking
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:37:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:39:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By AR5000:
The year, 2008.

"A recall was put out on any 2007 Lexus with a self park feature. The cars computers have been learning and starting to take over the cars functions at times, one owner said his car seemed "Emotional". If you own a 2007 Lexus please turn it in to the nearest dealership for repair, free of charge."





Lexus's are female?



Lexus is a popular Ghetto name
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:41:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By extra_ammo:
REAL MEN already know how to parallel park!!

What kind of fuckwadpussy needs that crap??


The same ones that don't know how to use a manual transmission either.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:44:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 11:48:17 AM EST
Ha ha. Ya I think it is just a gimick to get buyers in the door. My dad has an ES300 and though the Nav system does work and work well. Some times it takes so long to program it, it is not worth it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 12:11:45 PM EST
The system has two modes. One for parallel and one for perpendicular parking.

This is the way it's supposed to work:

www.ajc.com/news/mplayer/m/5525
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 1:51:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By simplemitch:
Assuming that these features were to work as designed it's still assinine. Just what we need..... Another device to substitute for human thought. Let's lose as many skills as we possibly can!!!


Yes,. allow more incompetents to run around. This adds a third to my "Two worst things to happen to Driving." First is the automatic transmission - If you can't learn to shift, you should not put my life in your incompetent hands; then is leasing, which allows ne'er do wells to get a car with which to demonstrate their incompetence. Now this.
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