The ‘Armadillo T’ car can easily be folded to fit into smaller parking spaces.
Parking a vehicle into insanely tight urban spots is not easy for most drivers. A new car aims to solve that problem.
Called the ‘Armadillo T’, with the touch of smartphone button, it easily folds up to fit into almost any space imaginable. The vehicle was part of a project carried out by researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology .
A professor at the Graduate School for Green Transportation explains the idea behind the car stating “We see cars as a complicated machine. But it is now time to start thinking new. Cars will be handy and convenient in the future. In other words, it will be more of a consumer electronic product.”
Classified as an experimental electric car , the rear lifts upwards, including the back wheels. From that point, a shell slides over the car, all the way to the front, until it appears as though the Armadillo has folded almost entirely in half.
In total, it shrinks from 110 inches to 70 inches when parked. It occupies approximately half the space a traditional sedan would take up.
According to the geniuses behind the car, it can be parked in any store corner or apartment alley, but sadly it is not street legal and may not make it to production.