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The author tries out the UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device.
Local California newspaper the Sacramento Bee recently reported that demand for city and county legislation governing the public use of Segway, LLC's two-wheeled, battery-powered Human Transporters (HTs) in Sacramento has subsided since last year's introduction of the personal mobility device, primarily due to the product's slow sales.
Honda will strive to expand the new potential of this personal mobility device, which can be utilized as a "ridable IoT(3)" in various creative ways.
The variety of items on display at the Honda booth will include: 1) Honda NeuV, a concept car of an EV commuter equipped with AI technology called an "emotion engine(1)", as well as an automated driving function; 2) Honda Riding Assist, a concept motorcycle that applies Honda's original balance control technology amassed through robotics research; 3) UNI-CUB beta personal mobility device equipped with ROS (Robot Operating System) compatible API(2) which made it possible to operate the device remotely; 4) the "Safe Swarm" concept, Honda's proposal to realize smooth traffic flow using connected car technologies(3); as well as 5) a planned production model of LiB-AID E500, a portable battery inverter power source.
During 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Honda will demonstrate its personal mobility device, UNI-CUB beta.
In an effort to showcase Honda's numerous innovative technologies and wide-ranging mobility prowess, the automaker also showcased the HondaJet advanced light jet, the global unveiling of the highly anticipated Acura NSX mid-engine supercar, the UNI-CUB personal mobility device and the return of Honda to Formula One racing.
The UNI-CUB Beta is a new personal mobility device featuring balance control technology and Honda's proprietary driving wheel system that originates from the research into humanoid robots, represented by ASIMO.
- All-new UNI-CUB: Designed for harmony with people, this new personal mobility device realizes the same freedom of movement in all directions that a person enjoys while walking and a compact size which enables it to adapt to the surrounding environment where people are moving around.

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