Chinese man invented a bed car to prolong his sleep

  • A man has created a ‘bed car’ to fulfill his childhood dream of spending longer in bed
  • The unusual-looking creation is controlled by a joystick
  • Although it looks a little strange, its inventor believes it could have a practical purpose

Published on Jun 14, 2024 at 3:28 PM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jun 20, 2024 at 7:33 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

An inventor in China turned his boyhood dreams of driving around without getting out of bed into a reality after he fully motorized his bunk. 

Gu Yupeng, from Kunming in southwest China, used his skills and technical know-how to make a joystick-controlled bed with wheels – or a ‘bed car’ as he likes to call it. 

Like many good ideas, Yupeng’s plan for his car bed came about as he attempted to find a solution to a specific problem: not wanting to get out of bed. 

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It all started with a childhood dream

In an interview with CGTN last June, he said: “When I was a child, I was always reluctant to get up early for school.

“Then I thought: ‘If only I could go to school without leaving my bed.’ I just tried to make this wish come true when I was able to.” Dreams can – and do – come true. 

Yupeng grew up with a keen interest in cars and, in 2015, managed to create his first wooden structure vehicle. 

I’m not quite sure if it was enough to rival the man who hand-crafted his own wooden Cybertruck, but nonetheless, Yupeng was hooked.

He spent the following years building and designing various vehicles – largely relying on trial and error to get things right.  

He explained: “It calls for expertise to match the controllers, batteries, and motors of an electric car. In the beginning, as I had little knowledge on it, I would burn out five or six motors before finishing one vehicle.” 

Through the setback, Yupeng held onto his vision, and just last year he finished off – and showcased – his somewhat unbelievable, amphibious bed car. 

To keep his costs down, Yupeng disassembled some of his other creations and reused parts, meaning it was also a sustainable project. 

The car bed could have a practical use

Although it may have stemmed from a childhood thought, Yupeng thinks it could actually be useful in real-life situations. 

“It’s mainly for entertainment,” he told the news outlet.

“But as many suggest, it can also be used for different occasions, like maritime rescues or flood-fighting missions.” 

And if that doesn’t pan out, I bet you they’d be a top seller for university students. 

Bizarrely, Yupeng isn’t the first person to turn their bed into a ‘car’ – a YouTuber recently pulled off a similar project.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.