20 May 2020

No more lugging a bulky scooter around with you when you’re not riding. Poimo packs up into a backpack.

In a little more than a minute, it’s possible to pull this new lightweight inflatable scooter out of a bag, fill it with air, and then start riding down the street. Poimo, short for “portable and inflatable mobility,” is a prototype now in development at the University of Tokyo, where researchers are rethinking how last-mile mobility could work. It works a bit like a pool toy.

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