Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cuter Scooter Defined By Electricity, Portability

Cuter Scooter Defined By Electricity, Portability:

"The whole design project was accomplished in eight months, 'from a blank sheet to a built concept,' Mitchell said. The multigenerational, cross-disciplinary team included a core group of four graduate students along with several others who made contributions, and a group of MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program students. One key to their ability to accomplish the innovative design, he said, was that 'they don't know what's 'impossible,' so they just go out and do it.'"

The new design "was all about providing a clean, green, silent electric scooter that would provide, even better, the same kind of urban mobility," he said.