Folding car could make intra-city travel easier, cleaner

Folding Car
Rocco Penn September 3 Design

As populations grow and continue to migrate into cities, transportation has become an issue within congested cities. Less than half of the inhabitants of New York City, for example, even own a car. It just doesn’t make sense to own one when the distances traveled is short while traffic and parking are impossible.

The folks at MIT Media Lab demonstrated this half-scale vehicle to TheNextWeb at the Media Evolution’s The Conference. As you’ll see, this solves two of the three major problems with intra-city travel – ownership (they can be shared) and parking (they fold). Traffic is still a challenge, but two out of three isn’t bad. Hopefully, we’ll see a full-size version rolled out soon.

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Written by Rocco Penn

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#1
NeoDra
September 6th, 2011 at 1:13 am

it looks great!
buy it seems that it’s too cramped inside the car….

 
 
#2
John Prue
October 27th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Size does seem like an issue here. It doesn’t seem like a car that would offer much protection against accidents on the road. On the other hand, an issue like that could be fixed once the full-sized version is made.

 
 
#3
Vehicle Tracking
September 19th, 2011 at 6:04 am

Its really looking awesome.You have done a great job by sharing this post with us.I like this post.Keep sharing with us in future too.

 

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