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Škoda’s forgetfulness cure

I couldn’t resist using this picture.

It looks like a new choice of tartan or maybe a type of car seat trim, but it’s neither of those.

In fact it’s an overhead picture of part of an airport car park.

The red cars stand out because boring Brits all choose black, grey or white.

The point of the picture is to highlight the fact that every year nearly 50,000 drivers across the UK and Ireland forget where they parked at the airport.

Well na nicky na na because I don’t. Mind you, goody two shoes George always forgets where he parked his car when he comes out of a football match.

Mind you, that doesn’t mean I could do without Škoda’s new Connect smartphone app, which takes users back to their “Last Parking Position,” where it can also alert the car to show you where it is with its “Honk and Flash” feature.

According to Škoda, Manchester airport has the highest number of drivers forgetting where they parked, with Luton second and Stansted third.

If I had one of these gadgets I’d probably wake up the neighbourhood by finally remembering I’d got one, then switching it on to “Honk and Flash” at 2 o’clock in the morning.

James Snowden, Product Marketing Manager at Škoda, said: “Forgetting where you parked your car is an easy mistake to make, especially when leaving it somewhere for a longer period of time than normal.

“With the Connect app, drivers will no longer be in the embarrassing position of having to admit forgetting where they parked.”

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