Getting around is about to look a lot different now, thanks to this “Walk Car”.
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 be carried around. It’s sort of like a small, four-wheeled electric skateboard meets a Segway.
According to Reuters, 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).
Reports say that, 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.
Check out video below to see the vehicle in action!