Honda has today unveiled their latest creation in the form of the Honda UNI-CUB Personal Mobility Device. The Honda UNI-CUB is the next generation mobility device building on the U3-X which was unveiled by Honda back in 2009.
The Honda UNI-CUB is the world’s first omni-directional driving wheel system and is equipped with Honda Omni Traction Drive System, and proprietary balance control technology. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The Honda UNI-CUB allows its user move in any direction and control speed by simply shifting their weight. Honda explains a little more about the design of their new Honda UNI-CUB.
“UNI-CUB’s compact saddle-style packaging makes it easy for the rider’s legs to reach the ground and maintains eye-level height with other pedestrians. This configuration promotes harmony between the rider and others, letting the rider travel freely and comfortably inside facilities and among moving people.”
The Honda UNI-CUB is capable of a top speed of 6 km/h (3.7 mph) and has a range of about 6 km or 3.7 miles, as well as being able to climb gradients, and measures Size 520L x 345W x 745H mm. During June 2012, Honda will start demonstrating the UNI-CUB with Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.