Inventor creates a new way of missing the traffic - drive the world's smallest car.

There's very little that's more demoralising than being stuck in stand-still traffic; they're one of those terrible things that are, despite technologies being worked on to help reduce congestion, an unfortunate entity we all endure from time-to-time.

At least that's what many of us have accepted, 60-year old inventor Xu Zhiyun decided to break the mold and instead set out to create his own solution to the congestion problem.

What Xu Zhiyun created is a super small car that measures just 23 inches long, 13 inches wide and 15 inches tall. Hailed as the world's smallest car, this tiny contraption is completely road legal; featuring lights, a horn and gears - the car is regularly used by Xu to weave through the notorious Shanghai city traffic. Despite being absolutely tiny – even being dwarfed by the common scooter – Xu still managed to ensure that there was space for a sound system loaded up with 500 songs.

Overall the project took two years to finish and cost the innovator a total of just £155. Creating contraptions like the world's smallest car is just one of many projects that the 60-year old inventor has undertaken. Xu's other projects have included creating a steering device for his TV and the creation all of his own clothes.


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