Redesigned automobile will help cities to be more sustainable

Ryan Chin : scientist, urbanist
With 800 million cars on the planet to serve 7.8 billion people, personal transportation is a dominant force in our lives. But by 2020, we will be shifting from privately owned gas-powered cars to shared electric vehicles. By engineering far smaller, lighter, and energy-efficient vehicles for city use and creating networks that make it easier for such vehicles to be shared rather than owned, urban design could be radically transformed.