Parallel Parking Was A Lot Easier In The '50s
Aug 12, 2015
Unfortunately, manufacturers never took to Walker's idea and it now can only be found in a few demonstration videos and classic car shows. We can only hope Walker's dream will be fulfilled by some crafty inventor in the 21st Century, or else the species may be doomed with the curse of learning how to properly park.
Everyone who lives in a big city can agree that finding a spot and parking is the worst. It turns out that 60 years ago they were having the same problem and actually came up with a solution. In 1952, an inventor named Brooks Walker set out to solve the problem. Using a hydraulic system with the spare tire in the trunk, the car was able to lift its back wheels of the road and seamlessly maneuver out of any spot.