He Liangcai is a Chinese inventor who has come up with an invention that could change the ‘backpacker landscape’ completely: the drivable suitcase scooter. Liangcai has built a battery-powered scooter embedded in a suitcase which not only helps in the transportation of his belongings but also himself.
The Drivable Suitcase Scooter
He Liangcai, resident of Central China’s Hunan province, demonstrated his invention at the Changsha train station not long ago, from where he rode to his home a few kilometres away, Global Times reported.
The suitcase scooter weighs seven kgs and is capable of carrying two people. It can travel upto 20 km per hour for a distance of 50-60 km. It also comes equipped with GPS navigation and a burglar alarm.
The vehicle is made from a stripped-down electric scooter which is embedded into a suitcase. The rider strides the rectangular luggage and grabs handlebars that control the throttle, breaks and lights.
Liangcai, originally a farmer, said that it took him 10 years to invent the suitcase scooter.
He is already a recognised inventor as he has won a prize at a US-based inventors awards ceremony in 1999 for the invention of an innovative car safety system. He said that he got the idea of the suitcase scooter when he forgot his luggage on his way to accept the award in the US.
What’s next? Maybe a helicopter backpack to prevent having to pay for airplane tickets?
Well, however crazy the drivable suitcase scooter may look it is just another clever luggage hack in similar fashion as the ‘concealed carrying clothing’ that enables you to travel incurring no baggage fees.