Yes, a few people suffered through this with Lexus. Ford says that its system uses sensors instead of a camera, and will work much better and much faster. Maybe so, and I sure hope they're right, because it was quicker to walk to the mall than to get the Lexus to back into a spot once you got there.
Still, while most technology is keen-and-cool, I think there comes a point where you have to stop depending on the vehicle and learn some skills, and this is one of them.
A Ford spokesman said that "this is another example of exclusive Ford smart technology," and that "with the touch of a button, Lincoln MKS and MKT drivers can parallel park quickly ..."
Sorry, friend, but you're wrong on both counts. This isn't smart. And anyone who needs it is not someone I'd call a "driver."