French future car scrunches down for the perfect parking job

Meet the curious "M.01," otherwise known as the Car for Paris 2030. It's described by its designer Ashley Chichocki as exploring "what is really necessary in a vehicle," and as such it addresses a major issue that cities are facing even today: parking. The M.01 is made of elastic fabrics stretched over a pneumatic framework. When it's in motion, the two-seater car spreads out, giving its passengers more room. After everyone's out, the car contracts in on itself for easy, ultra compact parking that'll also allow several M.01s to stack against one another.

Check out the gallery below for more of Ashley Chichocki's "Car for Paris 2030" design.

Ashley Chichocki, via The Design Blog