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Japanese firm invents futuristic folding car


Posted on Friday, 29 December, 2017 | Comment icon 6 comments

Would you drive this to work ? Image Credit: YouTube / Business Insider / Four Link Systems
Inspired by Transformers, the car's designers aimed to produce a vehicle that can park almost anywhere.
Ever tried to find a parking space only to find that all the other cars are parked too close together ? If so, then perhaps the Earth-1 electric car might be worth considering.

Designed by Kunio Okawara - the artist behind the transforming robots featured in the long-running TV series Gundam - the new vehicle certainly looks more like a robot than it does a car.

"Extremely tiny vehicles can park in narrow spaces," said Hiroomi Kinoshita of Four Link Systems.

"We initiated our project to fold a car and transform it in to something smaller to help with the concept of reducing parking spaces."

With an estimated price tag of $70,000 USD, the Earth-1 is set to become available in March 2018.


Source: Straits Times | Comments (6)

Tags: Earth-1, Folding Car

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by glorybebe on 29 December, 2017, 19:19
Maybe smaller cars is the answer.  Too many times drivers of big trucks and SUVs act as if they own the road and parkinglots.  With the number of vehicles driving around everyday, if people had smaller cars with less power maybe we would have fewer devestating accidents.
Comment icon #2 Posted by RAyMO on 29 December, 2017, 19:36
@ £52k I could have a real car!
Comment icon #3 Posted by _KB_ on 29 December, 2017, 20:04
... Why didn't they could have just built a small car... instead they built this... well it is japan so they do have a market for anime looking stuff i suppose
Comment icon #4 Posted by Noxasa on 30 December, 2017, 0:35
 The more complex, the more things that can go wrong and break it.
Comment icon #5 Posted by odiesbsc on 30 December, 2017, 18:37
It looks like this car only folds in length and not in width. So how is it going to make parking easier when other cars are over the parking lines?For $70,000. I would buy a new Escalade.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Grandpa Greenman on 1 January, 2018, 15:31
It's got fins, that is it's only redeeming quality.  We need to bring back fins.   


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