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It seems too small to be personal transportation as we know it, but there may well be a U3-X in your future.
We've had 2,3 and 4 wheel transportation, now get set for the possibility of your own personal 1-wheel transportation - the Honda U3-X
Small enough for use inside the office - try that in your Hummer.
Non-threatening, environmentally-friendly, last-mile-transport
Turn it off, carry it away, store it under a desk - the U3-X is small enough to be taken on an aeroplane as hand luggage
The Honda U3-X experimental vehicle runs for an hour
One of the great aspects of the U3-X experimental vehicle is that it will be suitable for use by even very short users
There's no word on speed just yet, though we'd imagine it won't be much faster than a brisk walk
Suitable for indoor use too
The Honda U3-X experimental vehicle
The Honda U3-X experimental vehicle will be demonstrated at Tokyo later this month
The Honda U3-X with the seats and footrests folded out ready for use.
A pair of Honda U3-X experimental vehicles
The seats stow within the Honda U3-X when not in use
Portable and less than 10kg in weight - the Honda U3-X
The enabling technology of the Honda U3-X - Honda's Omni Traction Drive System enables the wheel to roll both forward and sideways
The Honda U3-X, ready for use
The Honda U3-X, ready for stowing under a desk or in a cupboard
Riding the HandsFree Transporter in Amsterdam - almost like teleportation in that all controls are intuitive - within minutes you're moving freely, seemingly by thought alone. We expect the U3-X is quite similar.
The HandsFree Transporter
The most telling image Honda has yet released of the U3-X - the picture shows the U3-X recessed into the doors of one of its electric vehicles - the U3-X is clearly a last mile transport solution capable of supplementing existing automobile transport. Ingenious!!!!
The HFT makes a perfect filming vehicle for video camermen
A self-balancing unicycle experimental vehicle from Honda to be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show next month might just be history in the making. Weighing less than 10kg, the 24 by 12 by 6-inch U3-X experimental vehicle runs for an hour, is small enough to be carried onto an airplane as hand luggage, has a wheel which spins in two planes and is set to challenge, perhaps even change, society’s concept of personal mobility.
Read the full article: Honda develops new personal mobility device – the U3-X experimental vehicle
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