Smart Car Folds Up For Easy Parking (Video)
With a click on a smartphone, the experimental "Armadillo-T" electric car made in South Korea will park itself and fold nearly in half, freeing up space in crowded cities. The quirky two-seater, named after the animal whose shell it resembles, may never actually see production but it is part of a trend of developing environmentally friendly vehicles for urban spaces. The car can travel 60 miles on a 10-minute charge at a max speed of 37 miles per hour. When it comes time to park, the rear of the vehicle folds over the front, almost halving its body length to just 5.4 feet. For now the Armadillo-T cannot legally travel the roads in South Korea because it does not meet certain mandatory criteria, such as withstanding crashes.