Let's be honest many of us still struggle to park even the smallest modern cars in tight spaces, but image how difficult this task must have been back when the average size of a family saloon rivaled that of modern-era SUVs?

Before the advent of park sensors, reverse cameras, and car guards, some very clever people came up with the idea that the spare wheel could be used to help make parking manoeuvres that much easier.

Watch this quite remarkable invention in action in the promotional video below.