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Now, car that shrinks into half to squeeze into tight parking slots!

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 15:40

Washington: Researchers have created a prototype car which can fold in half with just the press of a button on the driver`s smartphone.

In-Soo Suh , an associate professor of the Graduate School for Green Transportation at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology ( KAIST), has named the smart car the Armadillo-T.

After the vehicle is parked, a stabilizing wheel comes out from underneath, followed by the back of the car curling forwards and upwards. The car is able to shrink itself down to just under five-and-a-half feet, ABC News reported.

Suh and his co-workers also placed cameras in place of side view mirrors for reducing space blind spots by providing a more comprehensive side view.

A driver can also partly control the car by their smartphone.


First Published: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 15:39
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