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# Rewind Button

For getting out of parking spaces
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Have you ever driven your car into a tight parking spot then had trouble driving out? Just push and hold down the rewind button. Your car will do the exact reverse of what you did to get it in. When you’re out in the open, release the button and drive away.
 — AO, Apr 17 2003

How to park your car http://www.asc2002....mmaries/n/NP-20.pdf
If you're a robot. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Don't park so close to me http://www.halfbake...20Space_20Increaser
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Ha! Good point! And note that parallel parking (and unparking, I guess) is one of the things robotic drivers are good at.
 — DrCurry, Apr 17 2003

I just drive my flying Jetsons car, and it folds up into a briefcase.
 — krelnik, Apr 18 2003

According to Dr Rebecca Hoyle at Surrey University, the formula is:
p = r - w / 2, g=> w + 2r + b, f => w + 2r - fg, max[(r + w / 2)^2 + f^2, (r + w / 2)^2 + b^2] <= [(2r)^2, (r + w / 2 + k)^2]
which most of us knew anyway.
 — angel, Apr 20 2003

Nuthin’ can do it better than “Herbie the Love Bug”.
 — Shz, Apr 20 2003

The gunrack in the back window probably didn't hurt none.
 — 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 20 2003

<pluterday, having just scraped the unlucky car in the adjacent spot while parking, presses the rewind button, assuming that this is your standard time reversal feature to get pluter out of trouble, and scrapes the unlucky car again, backing out.> Damn!
 — pluterday, Apr 20 2003

Einstein said we live in a Riemannian universe which has no parallel lines, so parallel parking is actually physically impossible. But if you are having trouble, just call Asymptote Man!
 — mystic2311, Dec 09 2003

And just hope no-one's parked closer to you than the cars that were there when you parked up.
 — carstuff, Jun 06 2004

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