Driving out of a Parking Space

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A car of length is driven out of a parking place without using reverse. What is the minimum distance to a car in front that allows this maneuver? The geometry is as follows: the distance between the axis of the front wheels and the front of the car is , the width is , and the turning radius.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (October 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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The width of the gap must be at least

.

The car in the picture has width 1.75 m, length 4.75 m, and distance from the front to the axis of the wheels 0.75 m.



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