Ford to offer self-parking technology

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Ford has announced that one option for the 2010 Lincoln MKS sedan will be technology that allows the car to parallel park itself with just the touch of a button, the AP is reporting.

I don’t think I like the sound of this.

Parallel parking traditionally has been hardest part of the driving test.  It’s a rite of passage.  It’s a feeling of accomplishment.  Don’t take that away from new drivers.  Those kids need the challenge.

First the cars warn you when there’s something behind you when you’re backing up.  Then the cars parallel park themselves.  Next thing you know the cars will drive themselves and we’ll be their passive passengers.  Our cars will become smarter than we are.  And you know what comes after that?  “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

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Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times' Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled "Out of Context" — ...

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