Honda developed a new personal mobility device

Posted on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 , 17:11:49 byDan

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Honda developed a new personal mobility device

Honda will introduce a new model which is actually a new personal mobility device called UNI-CUB. We will all have the opportunity to see it for the first time at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show that will start this week. This has been designed for use in indoor spaces like offices and commercial facilities which is quite a funny image if you ask us. This model is an update of the 2012 UNI-CUB revealed last year in May which comes with balance control technology. The engineers have also offered an omni-directional driving wheel system which comes from the humanoid robot ASIMO developed by Honda. It allows the rider to move UNI-CUB forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally. It is very easy to manoeuvre, as all you need to do is lean in the direction that you want to follow. It only weighs 25 kg and measures 510 mm in length, 315 mm in width and 620 mm in height. It comes with a lithium-ion battery that enables it to accelerate and reach a top speed of 6 km/h. It has a range of 6 km or 1.5 hours at the speed of 4 km/h. According to Honda, the driver has easy access on it and off it in comparison to the previous version which is a plus. The engineers have also thought about the addition of a stand function which enables the model to be used as a stool when it is not in motion. There are a lot of opinions about the new development, but nothing is for sure yet and nothing is really clear for the moment. In the photo gallery you will see how it even looks like.


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Honda developed a new personal mobility device image Honda developed a new personal mobility device image
Honda developed a new personal mobility device image Honda developed a new personal mobility device image