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Self-Parking Cars – are they all they live up to be?

Like it or not, we live in a world of automation.

Mehul Adlakha, Business Development & Marketing at GoParkr

With technology such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence and driverless cars at our fingertips, the automobile world has now turned to self-parking cars. In many cases, these systems can actually be very useful; parking spaces in built up areas can often be difficult with narrow spots requiring a deft touch to manoeuvre into. However, does the introduction of this technology result in more accidents, and less people being able to use our roads confidently and competently?

Human judgement is still important in a world of automation

Many might argue that any system that is automated, such as self-driving cars, are automatically less of a danger to people. However, there have been a few anomalies to this argument, with various deaths happening around the globe in situations where driverless cars were being developed. That being said, the majority of these fatalities were caused by an error from the human in the car, or the pedestrian. This could easily happen with self-parking cars, as sometimes a bit of human discretion and care can be pivotal to maintaining safety in any automated process. Parking is also a key element in driving tests across the world, and there are fears that this important skill will be made redundant with the introduction of driverless cars. Would you enjoy knowing that when you’re next finding a car parking spot, a car with no one in the driver’s seat might be able to park faster and find better spots than you would? What do you think? Is this technology a good idea, or are we trying to simplify our lives a bit too much? Let us know in the comments.

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Author: Mehul Adlakha, Business Development & Marketing at GoParkr