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Japanese Engineers Have Created The World’s First ‘Car In a Bag’

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Getting around is about to look a lot different. Kuniako Saito, a Japanese engineer, and his team at Cocoa Motors, have created a laptop-sized personal vehicle that weighs less than seven pounds. The device, dubbed the ‘WalkCar’, is described as a ‘car in a bag’ because it can easily carried around.

It’s sort of like a small, four-wheeled electric skateboard meets a Segway.

The device is powered by lithium batteries and comes in both indoor and outdoor models. It only weighs between 2 to 3 kg (4.4 to 6.6 pounds) depending on the model, but can carry a person of up to 120 kg (265 pounds), according to a Reuters report.

Riders steer the WalkCar by shifting their weight from side-to-side in the direction they want to go. It can reach speeds up to 10 km per hour (6.2 miles per hour) and has a range of about 11.2 km (7 miles) after it’s been charged for about 3 hours, according to the report.

Cocoa Motors plans to begin pre-orders in October via a Kickstarter campaign.

While it’s no hoverboard, it still looks pretty cool and easy to ride. Check out video below to see the vehicle in action.

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  • Saturn1an

    I like the one wheel all terrain vehicle better.

  • Hein Bertram

    Add metal tracks, and you have a CAT® in the bag…

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