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.