Meet Poimo – an inflatable scooter made through a joint project between Research organisation Mercari R4D and students from the University of Tokyo.
Together, they have developed an inflatable, electric scooter that riders can put away inside their backpack, once done.
Poimo stands for portable and inflatable mobility as it comprises a body which has detachable components like handles, wheels, a battery and motor.
This scooter can be inflated within minutes using a small pump!
It is so light that it can be folded easily and carried anywhere in a bag, allowing students to cover short distances quickly and easily.
I think the world needs more of this! It can take care of so many problems – traffic jams, pollution, fuel prices, etc.