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Cincinnati inventors present monomobile

July 11, 2008 2:34:26 PM PDT
A one-passenger car promises to be the newest answer to high gasoline prices. The so-called monomobile or Liberator Car was invented by two developers in Cincinnati, Ohio. It uses a battery for shorter trips but can switch to an electrified overhead track for longer trips.

Electricity from the track recharges the car's battery. The track also powers an on-board computer that can help automatically steer the vehicle at times, telling it which exit it needs to take or which turn is next.

It could be a long time before you see the monomobile on the open road. Its developers are now looking for investors for their prototype. And of course, the overhead electric tracks would need to be built in cities and around the country.


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