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The Soleil Concept Car Makes Hunting for a Parking Space a Thing of the Past

Parking problems would become a thing of the past if the Soleil concept car were to ever hit the streets. Soleil was designed by Engin Cesmeci and Emre Gurel for the 2012 Michelin Design Challenge. The vehicle seats two in a front-to-back configuration and is designed for European cities with cramped streets and limited parking.

Cesmeci and Gurel identified Paris specifically as a city that could benefit from the Soleil concept car. The car is compact, with two Soleils able to occupy one lane at the same time. The best thing about this design is that it can fold up at the touch of a button. When folded, the car resembles a giant piece of luggage and can be carried around with ease. A car that can be folded in half is a little too ambitious for today's tech. Still, it's nice to dream about a day when the hunt for a prime parking spot is a thing of the past.