Ride on a suitcase – level 3

18-06-2014 15:00

Don’t you get sick and tired of dragging your suitcase around the airport? Well, this ingenious invention has your problems solved and a few heads turning as well.

This motorised, drivable suitcase has come from the brilliant mind of farmer-turned-inventor He Liang-Ky from China.

The three wheeled suitcase can reach up to 20 kilometres per hour (12 miles per hour) and has a battery life of 6 hours, and it can be simply plugged into the wall to charge. The speedy luggage is even fitted with a GPS system, horn and burglar alarm. The inventor is certain this brisk baggage will be a hit.

“I’m quite positive about the invention’s future development. Why? First, it’s easy to carry. Secondly, it will be sold at a low price. Thirdly, it will solve some problems that our country is facing, such as heavy traffic, parking problems, and finally, I think it won’t cause any environmental pollution nor noise pollution.”

He said inspiration for his idea came when watching tired travellers struggle to carry their heavy luggage. Taking his invention to the streets, he was happy with the public response.

“The future prospects of this thing will be very good. The thing is really practical for people both traveling and working. It’s both a piece of luggage as well as a tool for transportation. You can use it frequently when leaving work.”

The suitcase scooter will hopefully be selling for between 4,000 and 30,000 Chinese Yuan (644 to 4,830 US Dollars). But you’ll have to catch them first!

Difficult words: ingenious (clever), burglar (somebody who steals), brisk (quick).

Source: www.itn.co.uk

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