Honda's second iteration of its Uni-Cub personal mobility content makes its premiere in Tokyo
20 November 2013

Honda has revealed a new generation of its Uni-Cub personal mobility concept at the Tokyo motor show today.

The original Uni-Cub, first seen last year, has been re-designed to become a near-production ready concept in the form of the Uni-Cub β. Honda says the personal mobility device features "balance control technology and an omni-directional driving wheel system".

The model weighs 25kg and is powered by an electric motor, giving it a travelling range of three miles and a top speed of 3mph.

It is derived from Honda's research into humanoid robots, such as its Asimo design. The knowledge learned allows the Uni-Cub β to move forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally when the rider shifts their body weight in the intended direction.

Honda plans to lease the Uni-Cub β to Japanese businesses and organisations.

Read more Tokyo motor show news.

Aaron Smith

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20 November 2013
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