Chinese man invents suitcase that doubles as an electric scooter
Find dragging suitcases along with you on a trip really a hassle? Tired of maneuvering them through busy airports? Then you got to have look at this suitcase which doubles as a rechargeable scooter capable of transporting two adults. He Liangchai, a Chinese entrepreneur has patented a very new kind of multi-functional suitcase that is equipped with GPS navigator, burglar alarm and horn. He has made this multi-purpose suitcase from a stripped-down electric scooter and the handlebar of the suitcase acts as steering input, throttle, brake and light control.
The suitcase has an in-built lithium-ion battery and the total weight of the suitcase is 15 pounds. On one charge it can go 37 miles (50-60 km) and has a top speed of 12 miles (20 km). Now that is impressive as it can take you from the airport to home without the need to hitch a ride, provided that it is street legal.
According to He, this electric scooter disguised in a suitcase can even be used to go around the streets in crowded cities and he has spent almost 10 years in figuring out the technical issues related to such a commuter. He apparently won the top-prize at a US-based inventors awards ceremony in 1999 for innovative car safety system.