MIT gets smart in the city

October 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

The CityCar project underway at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing an EV smarter than a Smart: it’s smaller and lighter than a ForTwo, and its in-wheel motors enable individual control of each wheel and even a complete spinning-around on its own axis. It can thus get into tiny parking spaces, needing minimal room to manoeuvre. The MIT team is also investigating drive-on parking-space charging pads which would work rather like chargers for electric toothbrushes and suchlike. More at the MIT website; thanks to Autoblog Green for finding this one.

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