The scooter that doubles as a suitcase

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He Liangcai rides his home-made suitcase scooter.

A Chinese private entrepreneur, He Liangcai, recently obtained a patent for a product that turns a regular suitcase into a rechargeable scooter. According to patent documents China Real Time viewed, accessed via China’s intellectual property database, the suitcase is also equipped with a GPS navigator, a burglar alarm and a horn.

 

 

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Commute-Case: A briefcase that transform into a scooter

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In 1962, The Jetsons were imagining a wacky future full of robots and talking pets. The inventions, jobs, and lifestyle George Jetson and his family enjoyed were almost comically unrealistic, but technology may actually be closing in on the world The Jetsons envisioned.

 

 

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The Boxx electric scooter – box on wheels ideal for city commuting

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Boxx electric vehicle

You can walk most anywhere you want or take a cab in the city, but having your own mode of transport gives you a bit of freedom. But cars are expensive. Bikes are good, but require a lot of energy on your part. Mopeds are an option, but not if you can’t store them – never mind the emissions from the gas-powered ones. The BOXX electric vehicle seems like the perfect solution.

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Solowheel Reinvents the Wheel with Next-Gen Segway Unicycle

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I’m going solo on my Solowheel!

If you can’t afford a Segway, what about half of one? While the two-wheeled personal transporter can set you back by $5,000 or more, a new one-wheel, Segway-inspired model called the Solowheel is due to go on sale for a mere $1,500 in the U.S., starting in March. Impress your friends, work on your balance, and most of all, watch out for bikes and people that still walk.

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Suitcase Converts To A Scooter, Stroller And Luggage-Cart

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Transformational Luggage

“Are current suitcases still suitable for modern nomads, or do they need to be redefined?” This is the question asked by designer Alberto Villareal and Agent, a “strategic intelligence embassy” based in Mexico.

Their answer comes in the form of Move-On, a suitcase collection designed with the modern-day traveling family in mind. The video at the bottom pretty much shows it all, but we’ll give you a brief rundown with text and photos:

The front portion of the SURFN carry-on splits off and swings downwards, serving as a wheeled platform on which you can tow bored children or other pieces of luggage.

Woman’s Quest To Be Fattest In The World

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Mega Mom on a Mission!

Donna Simpson already weighs 43st (273kg), but she is determined to nearly double her size to become the world’s fattest woman.

The 42-year-old from New Jersey, US, is set on reaching the 1,000lb mark (71st) in just two years. Remarkably she insists she is healthy, despite now needing a mobility scooter when she goes shopping.

Donna, who wears XXXXXXXL dresses, eats mounds of junk food and tries to move as little as possible.

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Dean Kamen Developing Amazing Eco Hybrid

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Dean Kamen – the multimillionaire inventor behind the Segway personal transporter – is well down the road in the development of a new bike that combines electric power and a radical generator which will allow it to burn almost any fuel.

Built around a fairly conventional battery and electric motor combination to provide the drive to the wheel, something Kamen’s experience with the much-hyped Segway makes relatively easy, the radical part of the design is the inclusion of a Stirling engine to recharge the bike’s battery pack. Based on technology that pre-dates the internal combustion engine by nearly a century, the Stirling engine is closer in concept to a steam engine, using external combustion, and without the need for a fuel that can be injected and burned incredibly fast inside a normal engine’s combustion chamber, it can run on virtually anything that burns – opening the door to easily renewable fuels rather than relying on dwindling fossil fuel supplies…

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The Movito, An Award-Winning Electric Scooter Design

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Electric Motivation

No-one sane drives a scooter along Pittsburgh’s road-strewn potholes. The Movito, though, can combine with another Movito to become a kind of street catamaran: good for mastering the elements and awful chipsealing alike. A design by Tai Chiem, it was a winner at NASA’a “Create the Future” design contest, and is imagined as a fully-electric plugin. Smooth sailing ahead!

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T3 Motion – Alternative Transportation Vehicle

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T3 Motion – Personal mobility has a new friend

Back in 2003, a hand-picked team of expert engineers, veteran designers, seasoned management, and environmental specialists was assembled under the T3 Motion banner. This diverse and accomplished group brought together world-renowned backgrounds in engineering, design, and electronics previously seen in some of the world’s most celebrated automobiles and other critical projects.

 

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