The WalkCar: Transportation in a Bag

It's not a skateboard, and it's not a Segway, it's somewhat a combination of the two. Looking to be the most compact means of getting around town,...
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    It's not a skateboard, and it's not a Segway, it's somewhat a combination of the two. Looking to be the most compact means of getting around town, the WalkCar is thin and small enough to fit inside a tote bag. This new invention is the brainchild of 26 year old engineer, Kuniako Saito. Working alongside his team at the Tokyo-based company, Cocoa Motors, to create this new means of transportation that could possibly replace the new, smaller versions of the Segway.

    Running on a lithium-ion battery, and crafted out of sturdy aluminum, this new device is strikingly similar to a macbook with four wheels attached to it. Weighing in at 4.4 to 6.6 pounds (depending on whether it's the indoor, or outdoor model) the WalkCar can carry up to 265 pounds. Additionally, it can also gain enough momentum to push heavier objects such as wheelchairs or shopping carts, allowing you to zip through errands faster than before.


    Another great feature it has, which will separate it from the Segway, is the fact that you will not need to maintain your balance, as the WalkCar has four wheels, providing the user with its own form of stability. Along with this, users can get up to speeds of 6.2 miles per hour, and can also travel a distance of 7.4 miles on just a three-hour charge. Furthermore, operating it is completely foolproof, as it will move forward once you put both feet on its surface, and comes to a stop once you get off. While turning is done by simply shifting your weight in the direction you'd like to go.

    The WalkCar will be available for pre-order this coming October, and depending on the success of the Kickstarter campaign Cocoa Motors has started, this device could be rolling out as soon as Spring of 2016, at a price tag of $800.

    Share your thoughts about this new piece of tech in the comments below!

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  1. Jacob Frye
    I'm buying this. :smile:
  2. slyguyy
    Yeah I don't know if i could actually trust this thing......
  3. SIXx SHOTt
    This is a neat idea. I believe this would be great in countries with huge populations. Sync walk speeds would be awesome for sidewalks in these places where there is barely no room to walk as it is.
  4. OliviA12345
    How muuucjhhhhh is ghis
    1. OliviA12345
      Oh wait nvm
  5. andreiwow2
    I should get one of these, I have to go to restroom somehow..
    1. RaoulDuke
      Might as well go in style, leaving a stream of pee behind you, so that you can find your way back home :biggrin: lol
    2. andreiwow2
      Great idea! Please tell me how to eat without leaving my bed :confused:
  6. RaVe Retraxzz
    Tbh I think that it would make use to the elderly but it would make the younger generations alot lazier. Which I myself wouldn't like to see. I could see my self use one just around the house. But not outside :/
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  7. Percy Jackson
    This looks very interesting, I like how you don't have to maintain balance like the IO Hawk.
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  8. Red58
    lol idk why people are saying this is for lazy people. Not any worse than the the invention of the horse and carriage, the automobile, trains, and so on. All of which were invented to allow us to walk less.
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    1. BenJGrimm
      Consider that trains and automobiles were designed to travel long distances, at the time it was an amazing concept to travel; this day and age we've conquered that more times then once, this item is cool but not useful to anyone; surely not enough to drop $800 on, price of a reasonably used Honda lol
    2. Red58
      Maybe you cannot see the ingeniousness of this product. This could be used as long distance travel for my fat cat, whom i shall teach to drive.
  9. MuhNamesTylerr
    This thing looks stupid af and that music was annoying.
  10. BenJGrimm
    Awesome, more **** for people to fall off of and get rekt. Wopuld be easiest to get a hoveround; they're decently priced, you can find them any where AND its got a cup holder and some of them look pretty legit; wont lie! Especially the Cobra 4-wheel plus it has tons of aftermarket support :wink: