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Parking problem solved

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Paris 1927 and an ingenious solution to a common parking problem

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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