The idea of driverless car technology is almost a reality now, we recently reported that Google had started trials of a car that drives themselves, and we can now tell you that General Motors has as well. The GM EN-V (Electric Networked Vehicle) Prototype goes one better than that though — it is foldable.
This City car is different in the way that it can tackle two problems at once; the first is that it does the driving for you, and the second is that it is foldable — so no worries about finding a parking spot. You still have to park the vehicle, but as it goes from 8-foot to five-foot — finding a place to park will become a much simpler task.
The General Motors EN-V is still a long way off, but at least we know that driverless car technology is progressing very well — just do not expect K.I.T.T from Knight Rider. The vehicle will use an advanced voice control system, much more advanced than those used today. Once you told your vehicle where you wish to go, it will then use new electric systems that have been built into the streets to navigate around.
This will be the ultimate EV, as it will have none of the devices used in today’s cars, such as brakes etc. We can be sure that GM is not the only company working on such a vehicle; the likes of Nissan will evolve their Leaf over time as well. For more details visit Chicago Tribune.