Clever Car

Posted on Apr 28, 2006

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Researchers in England have been working on a prototype for a “clever” (Compact Low Emission Vehicle for Urban Transport) car.  The car has three wheels and tilts for easy manueverability.

The prototype is purely a research project and is unlikely to come to market in its present form.

But the researchers hope that car companies may build on its ideas, and that the design may even pave the way for a new class of city vehicles somewhere between motorbikes and cars.

“You can imagine that they could re-jig the [London] congestion charge to just allow motorcycles and Clever vehicles, but not cars,” said Mr Drew.

“The idea is to showcase the vehicle and start the process of laying down the groundwork for this third way.”

Full story “Green mini-car to beat congestion” by Jonathan Fildes, BBC News science and technology reporter