• Jul 8, 2009
Click above to watch video after the jump

Here in the States, unless you live in a city like New York, Chicago or Boston, chances are that on any given day, parking isn't one of your bigger challenges. In smaller, more densely populated countries like Germany or the U.K., finding a spot can be a big issue, and the solution often costs a lot of money.

One motor coach company in Japan is skipping the big cash solution, and instead, it is just driving its buses over the edge. Well, at least a significant portion of them. The company has installed special rear-view cameras in their vehicles so drivers can get a terrifying inch-by-inch update on their progress as they back up to the edge of their parking lot's precipice. A small metal ridge embedded in the asphalt is the last line of defense keeping the tour buses from falling down a very steep embankment. Talk about your nerves of steel parking jobs. Hit the jump to view the video of these massive motor coaches coming inches from taking the Nestea plunge. Hat tip to Musouka!

Source: Japan Probe]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      the video reminded me of of this "wetten das" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLa6f2Opess
      • 5 Years Ago
      This has "Fail Blog" written all over it. It's only a matter of time...
      • 5 Years Ago
      What's cool is the Abarth 500 they're sending over-

      Abarth is an in-house tuner along the lines of BMW's M or Mercedes' AMG... and has a fifty-year history modifying FIAT cars for racing and street performance.

      Can you imagine 160hp in this thing with 6-spd stick? Topanga Canyon here I come...

      http://fiat2america.blogspot.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      Japanese bus parking as a news item... Just when I thought I couldn't be more amazed about what makes headlines...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who hasn't used the *bump curb* "We're here!" method?
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...they're driving buses.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow...hanging the ass end of a bus over a drop-off! Impressive!!

      /sarcasm
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Hang on, lads - I've got a great idea..."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whoa, is that the production XJ? That looks amazing. Maybe I didn't see your other spam posts, but I actually appreciate your posting the link =P I was hoping to see front shots, and it looks a lot like the concept.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What, me worry?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would you STFU about that Jaguar, please? Just because you're in love with that car, it doesn't mean we should all be too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh. Try an aircraft carrier. You're moving. It's windy. The ship is rocking. And instead of a bus, you have a multi-million $ airplane on three small wheels.

      http://www.knowledgerush.com/wiki_image/2/24/Carrier.arp.500pix.jpg

      • 5 Years Ago
      Enough for the Jag spam. It's one thing to be a fan boy but it is another to clog up the board.
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