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Why a Foldable Car Changes Everything: Mobility On Demand

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Saturday, June 2, 2012
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
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Polytechnic Institute of NYU, MetroTech Plaza

The revolutionary car design that won the 2009 Buckminster Fuller Challenge is finally a reality. The first production-scale of MIT’s foldable, robotic “CityCar” was released earlier this year. MIT Media Lab’s City Science Initiative co-director Kent Larson explains why this invention—combined with a mobility-on-demand, “systems” approach—stands to reshape the future of transportation.

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  • Kent Larson

    Architect, Designer Kent Larson directs the Changing Places research group and co-directs the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Laboratory. His current research is focused on responsive urban housing, new urban vehicles, ubiquitous technologies, and living lab experiments. More »