Automatic or semi-automatic parking assistants can be of great help to new drivers, driving schools in Germany have found. The magazine “Fahrschule” (Driving school) reports that the assistant systems can help beginners learn to decide if the car will fit into a parking space or not. The systems also reduce student drivers’ stress and trepidation. Fahrschule editors tested the parking assistant of a Mercedes B180 which automatically controls the steering. The results lead the magazine to recommend that driving instructors demonstrate the parking assistant to their trainees, and incorporate the assistant into parking lessons.