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A much-loathed aspect of city driving, parallel parking in tight spots can leave even the most self-assured motorist longing for a self-driving car. But did it really have to be this way? From the archives of British Pathé, this newsreel footage from Paris in 1927 is a reminder that for every great innovation, there are a few that end up getting left in the dust.
Video by British Pathé
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Fairness and equality
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History of ideas
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Ecology and environmental sciences
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