A Japanese engineer has developed a pocket-sized personal transporter

Cocoa Motors WalkCar

Kuniako Saito of Cocoa Motors in Tokyo is working on the WalkCar, which could revolutionise transportation. Activated simply by stepping on it (and stopped by stepping off) it turns simply by leaning. It is also strong enough to be used to push a person in a wheelchair.

Now the only problem here is: Segways and GoPeds are illegal to use in Japan on public roads and footpaths. How does he hope to get this one approved for local use?

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo