Switch Vehicle trike

A showcase of vehicle concepts at Stanford University's Center for Automotive Research Tuesday hinted at how we'll be navigating city streets in the near future. It's time to rethink the four-wheeled car.

Makers of this fully assembled Switch Vehicle pointed out that dropping a wheel has its advantages. You only hit a pothole once. And the trikes are legal in the HOV lane.

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