Have you ever had to run from terminal A to terminal G in 3 minutes – while also dragging your carry-on luggage around with you? It’s not a pleasant experience, and it almost always ends up with you all sweaty for your next flight.
However, Modobag is here to make everything better. Marketed as the first motorized carry-on luggage that you can ride on, Modobag can take you three times faster than old-fashioned walking to your desired location.
Kevin O’Donnell, an engineer and entrepreneur based in Chicago, basically designed the smart combination between a scooter and a suitcase. Some of his previous creations include professional race motorcycles at Daytona 200.
Modobag features an electric motor with lithium batteries that reach the speed of 8 mph (13 kmh). However, probably the most interesting is seeing travelers go through an airport on the mobile suitcase. Watch the promotional video below and decide for yourself if grown adults don’t make for quite a sight atop a regulation-sized carry-on.
Among the features of the Modobag are also quick release foot pedals, a dual wheel braking system, extendable towing handles and multiple charging ports for your devices. You also have a GPS tracker inside the smart suitcase so you never lose it.
They see me rolling…
Despite what some might think, the Modobag’s motorized capabilities are in line with the TSA, FAA and IATA requirements. At the same time, the designers also managed to keep 85 percent of the storage space that you would normally find in a regular carry-on.
Modobag is the subject of a crowd-funding campaign on IndieGogo and with a month to go before it ends, the smart luggage has already raised 178 percent of its $50,000 fundraising goal ($88,785). Super Early Bird Modbag will get the backers a 30 percent discount for the product, at $995.
The Modobag is only one of the many next-generation suitcases that will soon hit the market. Our traveling habits are about to get even easier with the new hands-free smart bag which follows its owner through the airport. Created by an Israeli robotics company, the suitcase uses camera sensors and Bluetooth technology.
Image Source: Modobag on IndieGogo