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Technogeeks, boot your engines. The US-model Toyota Prius hybrid will soon be offered with the same optional self-parking system that's been thwarting evil plots of license test monitors all over the UK. Across the pond it's a $700 option, though 70 percent of Prius buyers opt for it. When set, the system controls the entire parallel-parking process; the driver only has to attend to braking and wave to disinterested passersby with both hands.

Self-Parking Cars Coming to the US [Local6 News (FLA)]

Prius self-parking video [via Google Video]

New Siemens VDO Technology Parallel-Parks Cars Automatically [internal]