Abigail Klein Leichman
August 20, 2018, Updated August 27, 2018

At a recent YPO Innovation Week event in Tel Aviv, designers of the CityTransformer folding car made a grand entrance by driving right out of the elevator onto the exhibition level.

“Though doctors recommend using the stairs, we drove the CT prototype right into the 1.2 meter wide elevator, rose to the second floor, and from there to the event hall threshold without ever leaving the CT,” quipped the crew headed by CEO Asaf Formoza, Chief Innovation Officer Udi Meridor and Chief Designer Eyal Cremer.

City Transformer is a unique electric smart car whose wheelbase folds in at the push of a button to fit into a motorcycle-size parking space. The CT Demo 2.0 prototype, assembled in Petah Tikva, includes an integrated “drive-by-wire” technology to increase operational accuracy and reduce moving mechanical parts for easier maintenance.

CT also created a buzz this spring at the New-Tech trade show and at the EcoMotion smart transportation exhibition, both in Tel Aviv. In June, the prototype was shown off the crowd at Altair’s ATCx engineering and design conference at Binyamina Winery, and in August the Xinhua Chinese News Agency filmed a segment on CT.

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