The newest vehicle from Honda isn’t a car at all, it is a small personal mobility machine meant for single occupant transport called the UNI-CUB.
The UNI-CUB is driven by electricity, and can achieve a maximum speed of 3.7 mph. It is controlled by shifting body weight, and can turn in any direction, meant to closely replicate walking. The seat height is anywhere from 745 – 825 mm, once again laid out so that the riders height will be equivalent to the persons around him or her, making the ride of the UNI-CUB similar to the experience of walking among people.
Starting in the summer of 2012, Honda will offer UNI-CUB tests at Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, to test the real world feasibility of the device.
While cars are growing constantly more sophisticated, so are smaller vehicles meant for use indoors, and one day in the not so distant future, we may not even have to walk anymore. Isn’t that a scary thought?
Watch a promo video for the UNI-CUB below.
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