The age of parallel parking may soon be over thanks to a literal reinvention of the wheel by Canadian man William Liddiard.
“True all-way drive for anything with wheels,” Liddiard says in an online writeup for his successful prototype of “omni-directional” wheels, a specialized rim and tire that can allow any car the ability to move sideways.
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Cool, but not sure if this is practical with current tire design. He reinvented the wheel, but next would have to be a redesigned tire, of some type of nano material as these would be lucky to last 100 km if made of rubber due to stress.