Researchers in South Korea hope to solve all kinds of problems with a revolutionary new vehicle that's a real-life Transformer. The Armadillo-T is an ultra-light, ultra-compact electric car that literally folds in half at the flip of a switch. Sure it looks a little bit goofy but come on—you know you want one.
The Armadillo-T is just the latest cutting edge contraption to come out of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the same geniuses that brought us the wirelessly charged buses a few weeks ago. At 110-inches-long, this four-wheel-drive automobile is slightly bigger than a Smart Car when it's fully extended, but the vehicle folds up and shrinks down to just 65-inches-long making it small enough to take up just a third of a standard-sized parking spot. Once it's folded, you control the Armadillo-T with a smartphone app that allows you to rotate the vehicle 360-degrees.