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Peter Schmitt, one of the MIT students working on developing the City Car, adjusts the parameters of an ergonomic seat.
Peter Schmitt, one of the MIT students working on developing the City Car, adjusts the parameters of an ergonomic seat. (Jodi Hilton For The Boston Globe Photo) Jodi Hilton For The Boston Globe Photo
The big drive

The Car, 2.0

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab envision a fleet of lightweight stackable electric cars that can help reduce congestion and urban energy waste.

By Robert Weisman
Globe Staff / February 18, 2007

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CAMBRIDGE -- Will the car of the future be foldable? That's the vision of a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab. With backing from General Motors Corp. , they are building a prototype of a lightweight electric vehicle that can be cheaply mass-produced, rented by commuters under a shared-use business model, and folded and stacked ... (Full article: 937 words)

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