Honda U3-X -World’s first personal mobility device that enables movement in all directions
Honda has developed a new personal mobility technology and unveiled U3-X, a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the rider’s legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking – forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Honda U3-X personal mobility device makes it possible to adjust speed and move, turn and stop in all directions when the rider leans the upper body to shift body weight.
This compact size and one-wheel-drive personal mobility device from Honda is designed to be friendly to the user and people around it by making it easier for the rider to reach the ground from the footrest and placing the rider on roughly the same eye level as other people or pedestrians.
The combination of the balance control technology and the HOT Drive System enabled the one-wheel style compact and innovative package of the device. In addition, the device adopts a light-weight monocoque body in which the foldable seat, footrests and body cover that also function as the frame are stored in the body of the device, achieving highly portable convenience.
Honda is planning to showcase the U3-X at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009 which will begin on October 24, 2009 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Honda U3-X personal mobility device 315 × 160 × 650 mm, weighs less than 10kg.Once fully charged the mobility device can be used up-to one hour.