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Folding CityCar Links Transit to Home

Being co-developed by MIT and GM, the CityCar would be an electric commuter that is stackable.

Published: 25-Jan-2007

London, England -- Transport planners and environmentalists exhort us to abandon our cars and use public transport; given that 40 percent of petrol used in New York is by cars looking for parking, many drivers might in principle agree.

In practice, public transport has too many drawbacks. In particular, it won't take you door to door, and most people's lives are now built around door-to-door wheels.

But what if public transport could in some way be reinvented? That's the problem Smart Cities group at MIT Media Lab set itself - looking for solutions in which embedded intelligence might make cities and vehicles part of an organic whole

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