Meet Your Future J-Turning Robot Car Overlords

Stanford University's Computer Science Department's autonomous VW Passat Wagon has learned a fun new trick: using vehicle and real-world models to accurately J-turn its way into a parallel parking space. At least our future masters have skills.


Since Ford's parking assist feature has made automagic parking ridiculously simple as a factory option, Stanford had to increase the difficulty by stunting while parallel parking. It's a machine built to taunt all those who can't properly navigate the complexities of parking street side. [PopSci]

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I can't wait until my nav unit spontaneously shouts, "YEEEE HAWWW! Just watch this!"