In Japan was submitted to inflatable e-scooter, small enough to store it in the backpack.
Poimo, developed by the University of Tokyo, you can upload for a little over a minute using an electric pump, the BBC reported.
The creators said they wanted to create a vehicle that minimizes the chance of injury in case of an accident.
However, experts say that the rules of e-scooters has yet to be clarified by the government before such transportation can be considered safe.
Poimo solid has five removable components:
- two sets of wheels
- the motor
- handlebars with built-in wireless controller
It is made mainly of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), which is already used for the manufacture of such products as airbeds.
In total the car weighs about 5.5 kg.
But researchers hope to reduce this for future prototypes.
“We believe that our inflatable mobility, which differs from existing mobility systems and creates new relationships with people will be useful for the city in the future,” said Ruhm of Niyama, a member of the team at the University of Tokyo.
But electronic scooters currently banned on UK roads.
This may change next month, however, after an urgent government review of the legislation.
Olli Chadwick, managing Director, the manufacturer e-scooter Electra-Zoom, said: “We appealed to the Minister of transport Grant Shapps to expedite the passage of this legislation, to enable people to revolutionize their way in tandem with the return to work and the arrival of summer without the risk of overcrowding on public transport or dependence on cars.”
Media Manager Sam Jones told BBC News: “Cycling-the UK considers that they should be legalized, but carefully, not allowing them to sidewalks and carefully limiting the maximum speed and power of their motors,” said Mr. Jones.
“Careful, the law may be relaxed if it turns out to be justified.
“But we can’t do the reverse and restrict the use of faster or more powerful e-scooters, when people already use them”.