Foldable Car by MIT's

06 August 2008

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Media Lab were engrossed in their innovation to reveal a lightweight electric vehicle that can in turn produce a break in Car owners choice. Its features are specifying cheap mass-production, flexibility, chic look and the most weird thing that they are concentrating in this research is to fold the car and stack it like grocery carts in various peak parking sites and in subway stations. hence it also could be rented by commuters under a shared-use business model.

The MIT team eventually re-engineered the lowly wheel into a kind of robotic drive system that will power the Car. Embedded in each of its four wheels will be an electric motor, steering and braking mechanisms, digital controls, and suspension, all integrated into sealed units that can be snapped on and off mainly to reduce carbon emulsion. It's called the City Car, and the key to the concept lies in the design of its wheels.

Its sleek design and extra-ordinary features creates a new alley in car manufacturing and indeed proving to be a rebellion in modern automobile technology.

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Stanley said... looks similar to the "Smart Car" series. But interesting inovation =)

Cara said...

"it also could be rented by commuters under a shared-use business model"


I was planning to save up for a Smart Car, but now that I have seen this...hmmm, perhaps I should wait until this comes out?

It looks and sounds fantastic!



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