After watching the hilarious video from the guys at Automobile trying to use the self-parking feature on the new Lexus LS460, this video is truly amazing. For a measly $249, the crew at Mindstorms NXT will sell you a complete kit to build an SPC (self-parking car) of your own.
The SPC will detect a space large enough to park, perform all steps necessary to successfully complete the often difficult task of parallel parking, and then with a verbal "GO!" pull out of the spot on to the road, only slightly tapping the "car" in front on the way out.
What a great way to entertain friends and family at the Christmas party this year; just be sure there aren't any LS460 drivers in the audience!
Thanks to David Yu for the tip!
[Source: Engadget via TechEBlog]