MIT’s 1,609-pound, all-electric wheeled pod thingy is actually going to be produced and sold, so we thought it could use a marketing campaign. Also, the whole web is kind of having a holiday right now, and we wanted to throw our party hats in the ring.
Anyway, the Hiriko, as it’s been named, will be rolled out in a trial run of 20, in the the Basque region of Spain, reports the Times. The coolest thing about it by far is that it can fold itself up so that three of them can fit in a single regular parking space. Also, it could be used as a marital aid for a Colossus, the end.
M.I.T. CityCar, Renamed Hiriko, Is Headed to Production, New York Times.