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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Will Flying Cars be Next? - Ford announces new self-parking technology

Yahoo News - December 30 2008, by Erin Conroy

Ford to debut vehicles that parallel park with the push of a button at Detroit auto show.

Sit back, relax and let your car parallel park itself -- without a single scratch or ding to your bumper.

That's what Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday about its new self-parking technology, which it announced will debut as an option on the 2010 Lincoln MKS sedan and the new seven-passenger Lincoln MKT luxury crossover vehicle.

The technology uses ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear of the vehicle, combined with electric power steering to angle and guide it into a snug parking space -- all with the push of a button.

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