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Honda's "Micro Commuter" Features Swappable Bodies 96

Zothecula writes "Further evidence of the coming fragmentation of personal transportation came today when Honda released details of the next iteration of its electric 'Micro Commuter' prototype which we first saw at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. The new version is close to production-ready, and concentrates the battery and functionality of the micro EV below the floor, enabling the vehicle's body to be easily changed to accommodate different functionality."
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Honda's "Micro Commuter" Features Swappable Bodies

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  • Re:Looks (Score:2, Informative)

    by DNS-and-BIND ( 461968 ) on Wednesday November 14, 2012 @10:09PM (#41987607) Homepage
    It's important that the "cool" factor be removed from cars. They need to be reduced to the status level of grocery store shopping carts. The very concept of "a pleasure drive" needs to disappear and become as irrelevant to modern life and as hoary-sounding as a hayride or the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • Re:Looks (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 14, 2012 @11:01PM (#41988033)

    We can't help it that you're a big fat oaf. These cars care made in Japan with the average Japanese as their target market. Not fat Americans, stuffing their fat faces with big macs and acting like the world owes them 3 tons of steel meant to hold 8 passengers so they carry their singular fat asses around in.
    When you stop treating vehicles like fashion statements maybe the rest of us will start to give a fuck about what you think.

  • Old time idea (Score:5, Informative)

    by ModernGeek ( 601932 ) on Thursday November 15, 2012 @01:32AM (#41988783)
    I don't know if anybody here remembers the Volkswagen Thing. Modular body for different purposes. The vehicle is probably older than most here..

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