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]


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