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Little Personal Transporter ‘WalkCar’ by Cocoa Motors

Japanese designers at Cocoa Motors, have built WalkCar, a small motorized transporter, little enough to get in a bag so that you can take it anywhere you go. The 6.6-pound four-wheeled transport is designed to carry passengers as heavy as 265 pounds and has a top speed on 10kph and can travel for 12 kilometers when fully loaded. To operate it, you just lean your body toward your destination and it moves with you, similar to a Segway. To stop you only need to step off the tiny platform. The WalkCar isn’t quite ready for prime time, though. It’s still just a (completely functional) prototype. This fall, its creators will be turning to Kickstarter to help them finalize its design and make it consumer-ready. If all goes well, the WalkCar could sell for around $800 when available next year.