Classic owners worried about damaging their pride and joy every time they take it in and out of the garage may find the perfect solution at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. MyParker is a brand new parking system that is being launched at the show in Hall 2.
Engineer and designer Tom Parandian created his easy-to-use parking dichotomy solver because of the problems he had with his own Mercedes-Benz and fitting it in his garage at home.
Tom explains: “With many classic owners worried about their cars suffering if they are left outside in the winter, they also have to consider how to get that car into a garage without damaging it: MyParker recognises how narrow many garages are and even if a car can squeeze through the doors, the driver then has to get out!”
MyParker is an electrically powered platform, with a battery version in the pipeline, which the car is driven on to. The driver then exits the car and using the remote control, moves the platform back into the garage, meaning the driver doesn’t have to negotiate a potentially tight fit between garage wall and car.
“The standard garage door is around 7ft or 2.13 metres; most cars are around 1.85 to 1.95 metres without their mirrors, which doesn’t leave much room for opening doors never mind squeezing in or out of the seats.
“Obviously, it can also be used on modern cars and is ideal for families who need to get baby carriers or the weekly shop out of the car, the elderly who struggle to manoeuvre in and out of the garage, and those with disabilities.
“And while some modern executive cars now have self-parking installed, they only work on strict parameters whereas the MyParker gives more flexibility.”
Electric car revolution is also part of MyParker future plans, creating a platform for electric cars that has a built in charger.
Tom will be offering demonstration of the system throughout the weekend or visit www.myparker.co.uk for more information.