‘Car in a bag’ by Japanese engineer just about the size of a tablet computer
Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Sato and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” .
Japanese engineer in Tokyo develops this Walk Car which is as small as a tablet PC or laptop and can easily be carried in a backpack. That’s why its called ‘car in a bag’. It resembles a skateboard more than a car.
WalkCar is made from aluminium. It weighs two to three kilograms. The WalkCar can reach a top speed of just over 6mph and can support riders weighing up to 120kg. Its developer claims that this WalkCar has enough power to help people push wheelchairs with ease. Its also extremely simple to ride. Once the rider stands on the WalkCar it automatically starts and to stop it rider just has to step off the vehicle. If the rider wants to change the direction he just has to shift his weight towards that side.
It is worth mentioning that there is no need to find a place to park the car because it easily fits into a small bag when not in use.
Sato the developer of WalkCar says he is confident that WalkCar goes beyond bulkier devices such as the Segway or Toyota’s Winglet.
Sato adds customers will be able to reserve their own WalkCars from autumn 2015 on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. The futuristic skateboad will have a price-tag of around 100,000 Japanese Yen (approx. $800 USD). Shipping is expected to begin by spring 2016.
Have a look at its working: