"[Science fiction is] anything that turns you and your social context, the social you, inside out."
Herbert didn't need to add this detail, but it's an interesting idea. In films like Minority Report, you see vehicles which are sometimes under manual control, and sometimes under the control of a central traffic network. In this case, the difficulty of having a traffic network covering an open road is recognized. Instead, the more sensible place to automate is in a very constricted area - a parking garage.
The author uses this detail to both show the ingenuity of the Dosadi, and their painstaking efforts to automate mindless tasks.
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