Parallel Parking a Bone of Contention?
By Maddy Price
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:58
It seems you really can teach an old dog new tricks, as this week Vauxhall Motors put its all-new Vauxhall Corsa in the hands of a capable canine to test its latest Advanced Park Assist technology.
Step aside Jeremy Barkson and enter Gerty the Boxer, the star of Vauxhall’s new #ParallelBarking video. The minute-long clip features the daring dog execute the paw-fect parallel park, with no human assistance, leaving passers-by on Wimbledon High Street dumb-hounded.
Sitting in the driver’s seat of the red Vauxhall Corsa SE, Gerty shows off the advanced technology of the new easy parking feature – from how it detects a parking space to automatically computing the perfect manoeuvre into the slot – demonstrating that parallel parking can be a walk in the park.
Gerty said, “People are often worried, even scared of parallel parking, especially if you’ve just passed your test and driving in a busy, built-up area. Through my acting debut in the Corsa with Advanced Park Assist I’ve demonstrated how this technology can help you find a parking space and steer you into the spot. You’d be barking mad not to try it out.”*
Advanced Park Assist is now available as an optional extra in the all-new Vauxhall Corsa, available from £8,995. The new Vauxhall Corsa offers additional features including OnStar and a class-leading IntelliLink infotainment system.
*NB Gerty didn’t actually say this, Gerty is a dog and we haven’t developed the technology to make dogs talk…yet