The Future is Brilliant

Imagine getting off a plane straight out of a sci-fi movie, borrowing an electric car like a library book, and cruising a metropolis reverse-engineered to be as cozy as an Old World hamlet. All this and more is right around the corner.

City Car     Photo: Franco Vairani/MIT Smart Cities Group

SMART LITTLE FELLA: MIT's City Car electric vehicle, currently in development, would fold, stack, predict traffic, know its users, and be part of a self-serve rental system with pick-up/drop-off/recharge points scattered throughout metropolises all over the globe. The lightweight auto would reach 55 miles per hour, with a range of 50 to 75 miles per charge.

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