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I recently watched a taxi driver struggle to
close his boot lid down on the bicycle
belonging to the passenger he had just
picked up. The boot lid would not stay
Bungee cords might have helped, but
these are a crap solution, as there is little
to which to attach them on a modern
vehicle. They are also nasty, as they can
spring back and do all kinds of damage.
My immediate thought was why does the
boot lid not lock into any position on the
press of a switch? If our frustrated taxi
driver had fitted the Car-locko-dile, all he
would have needed to do was place the
bike, or any other bulky object, in the
boot; close the lid down until it came in
contact, then press the switch, turning it
into a clamp, securely locked in position.
||boot lid = trunk in 'merican?
||yep - it does. Just as hood = bonnet in
||Having just given up my truck of 18 years, and gone to a little four door runabout, I love this idea.
||A bicycle fit in the trunk? I can barely fit one into an s.u.v. with the seats folded down.
||It could rachet down like a zip tie. Heres a bun in your boot.