What’s the biggest inconvenience of living in a big city? For drivers, there is no doubt being stuck in a traffic and finding parking are the biggest annoyances.
In Asia, most major cities have constructed public transportation to solve this problem. Many people, however, still prefer the independence afforded by driving a car.
A man in China who has been passionate about building and inventing since he was a child has created what is likely the world’s smallest car. At just 23 inches long, 13 inches wide and 15 inches high, it is hard to imagine this being manageable for most people. In spite of dimensions that suit a toy car, it includes everything a fully functional car needs: engine, accelerator, brakes, headlights, brake lights, and even a horn.
Compared to a segway or even a scooter, this “car” might provide a good solution to avoiding Shanghai’s gridlock. However, it’s unlikely that most people would risk the danger of weaving in and out of traffic in an already dangerous place to drive.