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A Japanese engineer just invented a nifty new way to travel: A transporter called a “WalkCar” that’s small, light and apparently easy to use.
The product is battery powered and is about the size of a laptop. And although it looks like it can hold much weight and is made from aluminum, it can apparently have as much as 265 lbs on board.
VentureBeat reported that it can go up to 6.2 miles per hour for up to 7.4 miles. It needs three hours to charge.
Saito says customers will be able to reserve their own WalkCars from autumn 2015 on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. The futuristic skateboard will have a price-tag of around 100,000 Japanese Yen (approx. $800 USD). Shipping is expected to begin by spring 2016.
originally posted by: TheLaughingGod
Why can't they do this to skateboards? They should get the most powerful miniature engine they can produce and put it on a skateboard. Hell, they could probably make it generate energy too. Charge it for a few hours, as fast as a bike.
Like RC vehicles this will have mods.
originally posted by: theyknowwhoyouare
looks boring and utterly useless. Would need a perfect surface to be used. One stone would cost you teeth. If it had bigger wheel it would be more sensible.
I doubt anyone would buy this.
originally posted by: proob4
You would be surprised at the torque you can get with some brushless motors and Lipo batteries. It's just a matter a gearing. And you can find RC gearboxes as well.
originally posted by: bananashooter
a reply to: jaws1975
No I said nitro, you know a glow engine. Brraaaaaaaaappppp!!!