The WalkCar resembles a an Apple Mac book, can travel up to six miles an hour, and functions more like a sleek, modern, electric skateboard than an actual car. Created by Kunaiko Saito, a Japanese engineer who considers the WalkCar to be an ideal solution for traveling and getting around in urban, crowded cities like San Francisco and New York City.
The slick, compact, aluminum vehicle can fit into your backpack, carry up to 265 lbs., and travel up to 6.2 miles per hour. The “motorized dolly” even has the power to push a wheelchair, is simple ride, and can last for distances of up to 7.4 miles after 3 hours of charging.
So will the WalkCar revolutionize the most fundamental method of transportation? Possibly…
Mobile phones have freed us from the bonds of landline communication at home, and the WalkCar just might free us from public transportation, cramped, expensive, or hard-to-find parking spaces, and even bicycle locks.
So how do you get one? WalkCar will be available to pre-order in October on Kickstarter, at a price of 100,000 Yen (Which is roughly, $800.00) and expected to ship in the Spring of 2016.