Official: Honda announces UNI-CUB β personal mobility device

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Honda announces Uni-Cub β before the Tokyo Motor Show.

Honda has announced what can be considered version 2.0 of its Uni-Cub personal mobility device released last year, the Uni-Cub β, which features a small list of improvements to make it safer and easier to use. It’ll be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show next week.

The Segway-like electric mobility device moves using an omni-directional driving wheel system (developed on its ASIMO robot), which the user operates by shifting his or her weight. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery, has a top speed of 3.7 miles per hour, and a range of 3.7 miles at a speed of 2.5 mph.

Uni-Cub β is smaller and lighter than its predecessor with a lower seating position, making it easier to use for a wider range of people. Additionally, Honda added a stand function, which disables the driving system so users can step onto it more easily and even use it as a tool. Since Uni-Cub β was designed for indoor use, softer materials were employed in the design to lessen the impact if it hits other people or objects. A softer seat makes the thing more comfortable for rolling around the office.

Head below to the press release for more details on the Uni-Cub β.

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