Mobility researchers often talk about "first- and last-mile solutions" when discussing how people move around. What they're referring to is the vehicle that gets you to and from a major mode of transit. In the early 1980s, Honda had a very interesting take on the first- and last-mile solution—a car that could fit a scooter in the trunk.
Honda actually offered a two-stroke scooter, dubbed the Motocompo, as an option for its little City Turbo hatchback. The City Turbo was designed to fit the Motocompo snugly in its trunk after you folded its handlebars down into its bodywork.
Our friend Jason Torchinsky from Jalopnik , and they're exactly as great as you'd hope. Having a Motocompo basically means you don't need to walk. Just park your City Turbo, and continue on scooter—after you spend a few minutes assembling it.
So in all seriousness, this idea may seem a little silly to us Americans, but think about Hondas home market of Japan? In this incredibly overcrowded country, small cars and small scooters are essential. Combine the two and you have a perfect mobility solution.
Now, we'd just love to see Honda revive this concept with the Fit.