The Anti-Sprawl Concept Car

Smart Cities group joins forces with Frank Gehry and General Motors to design a concept car that tackles pollution, safety and urban sprawl.
July 23, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Really, it's an exercise in kind of stepping back and looking at ways to fundamentally rethink the automobile," says Bill Mitchell of MIT's Media Lab.

What’s new is the concept of cars networking with city infrastructure 'nd thinking of the automobile as a kind of wheeled robot that knows the city,' says Mitchell. 'Once you get a more intelligent automobile, combined with more intelligent urban infrastructure, then you can really begin to rethink in really fundamental ways the way that a city is going to work.' "

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Published on Thursday, July 22, 2004 in AutoWeek
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