A Folding ‘Armadillo’ Car Now Exists

    Armadillo-T, a foldable electric vehicle, folds up its rear at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, south of Seoul September 2, 2013.With a click on a smartphone, the experimental "Armadillo-T" electric car made in South Korea will park itself and fold nearly in half, freeing up space in crowded cities. The quirky two-seater, named after the animal whose shell it resembles, may never see production but it is part of a trend of developing environmentally friendly vehicles for urban spaces. Picture taken September 2, 2013.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: TRANSPORT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

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    It’s just an experiment ... for now, at least. The “Armadillo-T” electric car, manufactured in South Korea, will fold itself nearly in half and then park itself. The purpose of the new car, which can travel 62 miles on a 10-minute charge and with a maximum speed of 37mph, is to create more parking spots in crowded cities. Smart, right? Instead of rear-view mirrors, the car has tiny digital cameras that show the back and sides of the car on a screen located on the dashboard.

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