The new BMW 7 Series, launched on June 10, is the first car that can be parked via remote control, but Land Rover’s idea is more in keeping with the company’s “go anywhere” heritage.

The supporting smartphone app gives the owner full remote control of the steering, accelerator and brakes and, because he or she is standing outside, complete, all-round visibility of obstacles – be they ditches, rocks or a poorly-parked car.

Also detailed in the video is a system for autonomously turning a Range Rover through 180 degrees so that it points in the opposite direction while avoiding obstacles and other road users.