Who’s better at parking a car – person or computer?


First (?) rule of user experience: Computers are good at doing some things (counting) and people are good at doing other things (imagining, or parking). Let the computer do what it’s good at, so that people can do what they are good at:



Lexus self parking video (funny) 


By my calculation, the car was actually parked twice in the process of getting the computer to park it.


Credit to Greg Ralph at Hiser to alerting us to this video.


Comments (3)

  1. tzagotta says:

    Actually, in my experience, most humans are NOT good at parking, especially parallel parking.  I doubt that event 25% of Americans can competently parallel park.

    The video is pretty funny, but it is not clear whether this is a feature design problem, or a user problem. :o)

  2. delicategenius says:

    Speaking of things humans can do, check out this video of ASIMO – the predominant specimen of walking robots.

    http://delicategeniusblog.com/?p=371

    -dg

  3. Garry Trinder says:

    Yikes! When they bought the screen out I was sure they were going to shoot him!