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Crazy Armadillo-T Car Folds for Storage
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Crazy Armadillo-T Car Folds for Storage

Aug 22 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Folding car saves space and parking

In some urban areas finding a place to park your car can be a huge challenge. A group of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a car that's able to...

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Crazy Armadillo-T Car Folds for Storage

Aug 22 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Folding car saves space and parking

In some urban areas finding a place to park your car can be a huge challenge. A group of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a car that's able to fold in on itself to make it more compact for storage. The vehicle is called the Armadillo-T and is a prototype electric minicar.

The car is able to take away the rear part of its body reducing its size from the original 110 inches long down to approximately 65-inches long when folded. The vehicle has all-wheel drive and is an all electric car with two seats and electric motors inside each wheel.

When folded the vehicle takes up one third of the five-meter long parking space. The vehicle is also capable of turning in a 360° circle and has a smartphone interface remote control.

 
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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