This is certainly just my experience and preference, but I like the fact that you manually fold or unfold them. I have a tight garage so I need to fold them before I pull in and then unfold them after I exit. Having it set up to automatically just fold once the car is in Park would not work for me. Maybe having the "option" for that would be nice but I pretty much leave them in normal position unless I'm pulling into or out of my garage. I might fold them in a tight parking space or if I am street parking, but again, I just find it nice to push the button and fold them when I want to.