It is as large as a laptop and weighs only 3.3 kilograms.

The Japanese engineer Kuniako Saito was thinking how nice it would be if we could carry our means of transport with us at all times. So he got to it and came up with a (mobile) vehicle called WalkCar, which has the same dimensions as a laptop. It is a device that is controlled somewhat like the expensive Segways, but is significantly smaller and lighter – it only weighs 3.3 kilograms. It is powered by batteries and a single charge can take a person as far as 12 kilometres, at a speed of up to ten kilometres per hour. When a person walks at, say, five kilometres per hour, that means that he will get there twice as fast. The important thing is that we only have to stand on the WalkCar device while it does all the work. We could almost say it promotes laziness...

The funding for the production of the WalkCar will be sought on Kickstarter. The estimated retail price is 800 dollars and the device is expected to be available next spring.


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Aug. 12, 2015 Living photo: Cocoa Motors

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