What would you do if given the chance to collaborate with a car manufacturer to design a car where you're free to express your ideas on features, materials and even where to manufacture your vision? This is how the Fiat Mio – a city car dreamed up by regular people along with experts – came to be. Through a Fiat-created website, over 17,000 people gave their input on different aspects of what the Mio should be. This is the third time Fiat has done done something like this, with the first two being the Fiat Concept Car I (FCC I, in 2006) and FCC II (in 2008).
The Mio measures 98 inches long, which is six inches shorter than a Smart Fortwo, and the concept calls for the Mio to be employed in a car sharing program. Sustainable materials were used to create the proposed electric vehicle, and advanced technology features are present throughout including a heads-up display, mobile-phone integration, GPS and touchscreen controls. Fiat recently presented the concept at the 2010 Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil.
[Source: Green Car Reports]