Prototype German Car Drives Sideways and Spins In Place

Why do we call the Mercedes Benz Smart Car smart — when it's really just small?
A truly smart car might be able to drive sideways, like the equally tiny, shape shifting EO Smart Connecting Car 2.
A research project from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, the EO 2 is designed for crowded cities where rush hours are nightmares and parking in nearly non-existent.
All four of EO 2's wheel's can rotate 90 degrees, so that they're perpendicular to the car's body.
This allows the vehicle to not only spin in a perfect circle, but when the wheels are fully turned, drive sideways.