The Fifth Wheel Cars

The Fifth Wheel Cars


In the 1930s, there were self-parking cars that car drivers could parallel park, thanks to the fifth wheel that could move sideways and help the driver to sneak into the smallest space.


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Today, some cars can help you with parallel parking if you just simply press a button, but it used to be much different in the past. In the 30s, car drivers had to parallel park in the old way. In fact, his fifth wheel moves sideways, helping you sneak into the smallest space.

However, this fifth wheel was not the first invention to ease parking. In 1927, A car’s front wheels can fold in, which may reduce the stability of the vehicle when it’s driving properly. However, safety is not always prioritized for future designs.

In the 40s and 50s, there were many other designs meant for easing car travel as well as parking. For example, in 1948, the Davis Three-Wheeler solved the problem with parallel parking by simply omitting one front wheel.

The flashiest technologies for the future seem to get the most attention like hovering, flying, and self-driving varieties. Sometimes, though, all we want is just easier parking, and these weird inventions can actually help us, decades before robots help us drive.


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