A Motorcyle-Car Hybrid Wants to Be Urban Transit's Next Big Thing

Lit Motors' "rolling smartphone" will hit showrooms in 2014.

In the effort to revolutionize modern transportation, there are those who put their eggs in the low-tech basket, advocating for ways to make cities more friendly to biking and walking. And then there are the visionaries dreaming up the next big idea in transit, like Google with its self-driving cars. Now a Bay-area based electric vehicle designer called Lit is joining the second camp with a new motorcycle-car hybrid it's calling a "rolling smartphone."

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