Car of the Future Can Fit in Your Pocket (And Isn’t Really a Car)
Forget the hoverboard. Don't even think about the Segway. The future of transportation can fit in your hands.
A team of researchers at Japan's Cocoa Motors has come up with something called the WalkCar, which you can fit inside a bag.
It's sort of a combination of a hoverboard and a skateboard, but so much cooler. It weighs between 4.4 and 6.6 pounds and can carry up to 265 pounds.
The WalkCar also zooms up to 6.2 miles per hour and can travel nearly seven-and-a-half miles when fully charged. It's super easy to use, too -- it starts up once you step on it (so no need to worry about losing your keys) and you change direction simply by shifting your body weight, which means no awkward K-turns.
Kuniako Saito, who came up with the idea for this newfangled mode of transportation, said, "I thought, "what if we could just carry our transportation in our bags, wouldn't that mean we'd always have our transportation with us to ride on?" and my friend asked me to make one."
If you're interested in getting your hands (and feet) on a WalkCar, you can reserve one on Kickstarter this fall. It's expected to cost around $800.
Get another look at the WalkCar in action, below: