October 28, 2007

As much as I love Top Gear…

Follow-up to I don't know why it even needs a driver… from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

In the latest Top Gear, Richard Hammond demonstrated a new Lexus' ability to park itself. All present appeared to be wowed and amazed.

Yes it's impressive, but I do feel it necessary to point out that the Toyota Prius, the first production car to feature this ability, has been able to do it since about 2004. I even test drove a Prius myself late last year, 90% to try out the Intelligent Parking Assist and 10% to see it the car itself was any good...

Now I know I'm talking about a lowly hybrid car and Top Gear had a flash Lexus, but the point still stands...


- 3 comments by 1 or more people

  1. Yeah I was wondering why they were so amazed… It didn’t even park itself. I’m sure I saw it on a ‘rival’ program a couple of years ago.
    I come to the only reasonable conclusion: They were happily taking the piss :)

    29 Oct 2007, 08:30

  2. They were happily taking the piss

    Probably. The trouble is, of course, that I managed to do it with relative ease. Therefore we can only assume that the car is fantastic, and it is in fact they that are the fools in this instance…

    29 Oct 2007, 11:31

  3. joe

    I seen that the car crashed. No matter what the car should not crash. All the motor journos rate the s-class over the LS anyway? And she’s ugly to boot…

    29 Oct 2007, 18:05


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