Honda was back at Japan’s CEATEC Tech Show demonstrating its updated personal transporter, the UNI-CUB Beta.
The new version still travels at 3.7 miles/hr and has a 3.7 mile range, but it’s shorter, lighter and a bit more stable and more comfortable. It uses the advanced balance technology developed on the Asimo robot.
Here are the UNI-CUB Beta and UNI-CUB side by side:
Honda’s been working on the project for over 5 years and the design has changed significantly. See video from 2009. Here's what the older U3 model looked like:
You can watch an amazing music video choreographed with hundreds of people on stools here. As impressive as the UNI-CUB Beta is, there's still no launch date in sight as the company continues to explore potential target markets, as well as to make the product more affordable.
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