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MINI helps out at the Olympics

A fleet of miniature remote-controlled vehicles scored a big job at the Olympics in London.

The electric vehicles have been recruited to shuttle javelins, discuses, hammers and shots up and down the Olympic stadium to the athletes.

The tiny model cars have been created by BMW, one of the official sponsors of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and are expected to cover about 6,000 meters each day.

A specially designed sunroof is used to load the equipment into the car, and trained volunteers then guide it back to the starting line where athletes are gearing up to throw for gold.

BMW says that the cars were built to specifications agreed upon with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to ensure that they would be a successful time-saving device during the games, and not just a cute diversion.

They are powered by batteries that can run for roughly 35 minutes, and have a remote control range of roughly 328 feet. It takes 80 minutes to fully recharge them.

As my favorite saying goes “super cool”.  Click here to watch