PDT an Astronics Company: Product Design and Development Firm in Chicago, IL

Modobag is the world's first motorized, rideable luggage. Featuring the latest in luggage design and advanced motorized technology, it's luggage you can ride.


Designed with a high-strength ballistic nylon shell and crush-resistant aluminum chassis, as well as comfort features like a telescoping handlebar and quick release footpegs, Modobag can comfortably transport a 180 passenger 8 miles.

Modobag features dual USB charging ports. Thanks to smart engineering, there is still 200 cubic inches of interior packing space, plus pockets for electronics, while maintaining a weight of under 20 pounds. Lithium titanium oxide battery technology, which is far more stable than any previous lithium battery technology, has been leveraged to make it safe for flight.


Using GSM-GPRS technology to locate Modobag luggage worldwide in real time, the user can track their bag no matter what airline they're flying or where they are.

Modobag sought PDT's expertise in bringing their functional prototype concept to a production-ready design. PDT's design and engineering team refined the design for ease of manufacturing and simplified the assembly process. The result is a product ready for large-scale production that will save Modobag thousands in manufacturing and assembly costs.

Modobag was originally released on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Surpassing its goal by 660%, Modobag was successfully funded, raising $473,221. The product has received acclaim from many sources including Engadget, Good Morning America, CNN, and Forbes, and was even featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Modobag also won the Up-and-Comer award at the Chicago Innovation Awards 2016.

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