World’s First Power Assisted Luggage Debuts

Posted: Jun 24 2008, 1:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Nov 7 2010, 2:31pm CST, in News | Other Stuff

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If you are traveling on business or with lots of gear, traveling light isn’t really an option. Pulling your bags through the air port or to your hotel can be a real pain. A new bag has been announced today that claims to be the world’s first power assisted luggage.

The bag uses a new pancake wheel technology and an Anti-Gravity handle to distribute a major portion of the weight of the bag over the powered wheels to increase efficiency and make pulling the bag easier. The bag can go for 1.5 miles on a full charge.

The bag uses sensors to detect the tilt when a user is pulling the bag and sends power to the wheels only when needed. The wheels are also powered only at certain angles between 15% and 35% slopes. The wheels stop automatically if the bag is dropped or let go. The bag is powered by 12V batteries and the case weighs 10.6kg empty, 3KG more than a standard bag of the same size.

Via Live Luggage

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