Foldable And Stackable City Car Concept

 - Feb 19, 2007   Updated: Apr 14 2011
References: cities.media.mit.edu & boston
A team of researchers at the MIT's media lab with backing from General Motor corp. are developing the prototype of a lightweight electric vehicle that can be cheaply mass-produced. The car can be rented by commuters under a shared-use business model and folded and stacked like grocery carts at subway stations or other parking sites.

Implications - These cars are called City Cars and will use power more efficiently than regular cars. A Media Lab research assistant Ryan Chin explains that the goal is to remove "as much hardware from the car as possible.” He claims that this new type of car will be like a "big mobile computer with wheels on it."