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Why? (smart name)

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Why is it called a Smart car? I have a Smart home, If I leave the a/c-heat adjust then adjust back when I return. Lights come on or off at certain times. I have voice control over the whole house. That's Smart. So why do they call it a Smart car?
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As mentioned, when it first came out (1994?) it was a joint venture between Mercedes and Swatch.

It was immediately apparent that Swatch knows lots about watches, but nothing about cars.
(As I recall, Swatch tried to sell smarts in their watch stores in europe?)

So, Mercedes took over the brand and has been in charge ever since.
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