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Modobag Motorized Rideable Luggage

Telefonix PDT Announces the Partnership that Helped Bring Modobag® Rideable Luggage to Fruition


August 2, 2016 - Chicago, IL – The Telefonix PDT team, known for its design, development and manufacturing efforts in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity arena, is proud to share information on their involvement in the wildly popular Modobag. The world’s first motorized, rideable, smart and connected carry-on, Modobag is turning the heads of travel aficionados and tech enthusiasts alike.


After meeting their original funding goal in less than 48 hours, and now at 5 times the original goal on crowdfunding site, Indiegogo, Modobag is poised to change the passenger experience in a big way before travelers even get to their aircraft.


Modobag boasts features travelers expect from high-end luggage. The carry-on suitcase includes a telescoping handlebar, high-performance polyurethane wheels and sealed bearings, as well as a lightweight aluminum chassis and ballistic nylon shell. Modobag delivers on the expectations of even the most seasoned traveler; however, with a motor that can move riders up to 260 pounds through the airport, 2000 cubic inches of packing space, dual USB ports for charging electronic devices and the ability to track the bag through the entire journey with an accompanying app, Modobag is in a class of its own.


Modobag sought our team’s expertise in bringing their functional prototype concept to a production-ready design.  Telefonix 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 hundreds of backers are anxiously awaiting.























About Modobag

Modobag is a revolutionary new concept in luggage that is changing the way the world travels. It is the world's first smart, motorized, rideable carry-on combining form, function and fun to get travelers and their belongings to their destination three times faster than walking. For more information on Modobag visit


About Telefonix PDT

Telefonix PDT is a specialized team within Telefonix, Inc., comprised of product design and development experts from both Telefonix and PDT, in disciplines ranging from research, user experience, industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software development, integration and testing, prototyping, manufacturing management, quality assurance and obsolescence management.


A leader in the design, development and manufacturing of complex product solutions, delivering both custom solutions for customers and, now, with the Summit line of IFEC components, offering customers certified hardware building blocks for IFEC systems. With a firm understanding of the relationship between design and lifecycle management, as well as rich and diverse experience in the creation of new solutions and technologies, the company excels at delivering products that can be supported and upgraded for years to come.



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