'There's An App For That'... But Does Your Car Need It?

parallel-park Give this person a medal--not a ticket.

1. Parallel Park-Assist

I understand that this feature is invaluable to a large swath of the population -- and all the power to you. But just because many need it doesn't necessarily mean it is good technology. You know what this feature really is? It's a crutch for the drivers out there who cannot figure out the rhythm of backing AND turning the steering wheel. What happens when these parallel-park assist users get into a car that doesn't have the feature? Emergency situations, you're the designated driver, rentals? Do you freeze in fear like the automatic-only driver when faced with a stick-shift? NO! You should embrace the parallel spot and park that bad boy like nobody's business -- without the computer! And treat yourself afterwards -- conquering "the parallel" is always a solid victory.

So, unless the world decides to completely banish parallel parking, drivers should know how to execute the famed maneuver... just in case.