Sachin Tendulkar get amazed by his BMW 5-Series ‘self-parking’ feature: Video goes viral

When former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter Friday to share his first experience in “driverless parking” in his BMW 5 series, he said he felt like “Mr India”, in reference to Anil Kapoor’s movie.

Sachin tweeted: “Thrilling experience to witness my car park itself in my garage. It felt like Mr India had taken control! ?? I’m sure the rest of the weekend will be as exciting with my friends”.

In the video, Sachin is in the passenger seat of a fancy car and attempting his first ever driverless parking. He seems rather excited because according to him, it looks like Mr India is parking the car for him! He even takes the joke quite literally by tagging Anil Kapoor who played the invisible hero in the movie!

The parking’s smooth, and clearly not anything too ‘Fast and Furious’ considering he was careful enough to be trying it out in the safety of his garage. But you know how we talked about Twitter getting triggered by Sachin’s vehicular antics? Well that happened!

Desi Twitter went all out in the comments. From joking about why the God of Cricket couldn’t afford to hire a driver to calling him out for not wearing a seatbelt and even tagging Mumbai Police’s official handle in the tweet, a lot happened in the tweet replies!

Notably, self-parking is a technology that promises to filter down to cheaper, sub-Rs. 20 lakh cars in the coming years. Already, the Skoda Octavia sold in India gets this feature, and it’s only a matter of time before more cars get this. Among the lower priced cars that get the Park Assist feature, the previous generation Volkswagen Passat was among the first cars to get this feature, way back in 2011.

Back then, the car would only steer itself into the parking slot and the driver still had to control the throttle and brakes. In case of the new G30 BMW 5-Series, the car’s autonomous parking function goes a step ahead to steer, brake and control the throttle while self-parking itself.

While this feature is very handy for decent sized parking slots, the driver will still have to take manual control for very tight parking spaces, where the car’s self-parking system will simply determine that it’s too tight for parking safely.

Source – Cartoq, Indian Express.