Now, Armadillo-inspired foldable electric car to ease your parking woes!
Washington – South Korea’s car industry has reportedly come up with a solution to the never ending problem of car parking, with a micro electric car that folds in half and parks itself by a remote control smartphone app.
The Armadillo-T, named after its design resembling the South American armadillo shell, shrinks from 110 inches to 70 inches with the rear shell kicking upward covering over the front, taking up only one-third of a typical Korean parking space.
The micro car has a maximum speed of 37 mph and can travel 62 miles off a 10-minute fast charge, ABC News reports.
A professor at the Graduate School for Green Transportation at KAIST, Suh In-Soo, who has also led the project, said that cars have been complicated machines, and now is the time to think new.
Suh said that cars in the future will be handy, convenient and more sort of a consumer electronic product.
Onlooker at the Korea Automotive Industry Exhibition of the Armadillo-T near Seoul said that it appears like a toy but the best part is that it is environmentally efficient and save a lot of space.