Looks like a feature US could use every once and a while. I had a situation last year where I work where parking was vry limited. There was one spot, but it was too narrow for my Insight, or almost. I had to have room to get our, but it was in a spot where the passenger side of the other two vehicles were facing my spot, so their driver side was not blocked. I got out, folded in my passenger side mirror and huged the vehicle beside me. When I got back to my car later in the the day the other two cars were still there. I got out of the spot, stopped and got out to unfold the mirror and went alone my way.
At my previous job parking was limited and since I was the early guy I park, then folded in my mirrors so it wasnt much of a target to knock them off.