Sometimes you might wish your car was half the size so it could fit in a tight parking spot. Well, the technology is already here. An experimental electric car called the “Armadillo-T” and made in South Korea, can park itself and fold nearly in half, freeing up space in crowded cities. You merely press a button on your smartphone and the car folds up on its own.
The quirky two-seater may never see production but it is part of a trend of developing environmentally friendly vehicles for urban spaces. The car can travel 62 miles on a 10-minute charge and has a maximum speed of 37 miles per hour.
When it’s time to park, the rear of the vehicle folds over the front, almost halving its body length to just 65 inches. However even in South Korea it’s not road-worthy as it can’t pass crash tests.