With so many new cars having "Parking Assist" or equivalent systems, are we in danger of just losing the ability to drive, much as Sat Nav has eroded our ability to navigate without it? That's fine though, as people just get lost or end up in muddy country lanes... no problem except theirs, but parking assist is something else entirely. No system is perfect, and I recently witnessed a Focus ( think it was anyway, all new fords look the same these days, and I didn't have a clear view) just reverse straight into someone while using it. Clearly the shape of the car behind (an old 8 series BMW) caused some problems for the parking radar. The key word here is Parking ASSIST! Even he was using it, he should have been ready to brake or grab to the wheel to stop it. What's so damned hard about parking anyway???? This gets me so mad. If you can't park, then you have demonstrated that you can not fully control your vehicle, and in my opinion should have your license taken off you.