take an average of 20 seconds longer to park their cars but are
still less likely to end up in the middle of the bay, the research
As part of
the test 65 people were asked to park an Audi A6 family saloon in
a standard-sized parking space.
– including head-on, reverse and parallel parking – were
timed and rated for accuracy, which was judged by how far they kept
the vehicle from the edges of the bay.
While the researchers
expected the women volunteers to be slower, they were surprised
to find that the cautious approach did not lead to a tidier final