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With a click on a smartphone, the experimental “Armadillo-T” electric car made in South Korea will park itself and fold nearly in half, freeing up space in crowded cities. (Images Credit:REUTERS)

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Armadillo-T, a foldable electric vehicle, folds up its rear at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, south of Seoul.



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A visitor takes photographs of Armadillo-T, at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon. The car can travel 100 km (62 miles) on a 10-minute charge and has a maximum speed of 60 km per hour (37 miles per hour).



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Armadillo-T, folds up its rear at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon. When it comes time to park, the rear of the car folds over the front, almost halving its body length to just 1.65 metres (65 inches).



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The Armadillo-T, is parked at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, south of Seoul. A Windows-based computer system communicates with the driver's smartphone and enables it for self-parking.


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A visitor takes photographs of Armadillo-T, at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon. With a click on a smartphone, the experimental car will park itself and fold nearly in half, freeing up space in crowded cities.


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A researcher gets out of Armadillo-T, a foldable electric vehicle, at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, south of Seoul.


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A woman walks past the folded Armadillo-T, a foldable electric vehicle, at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, south of Seoul.


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Armadillo-T, folds up its rear at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon. The quirky two-seater, named after the animal whose shell it resembles, may never see production but it is part of a trend of developing environmentally friendly vehicles for urban spaces.


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