Honda Riding Assist Technology - The Self-Balancing Motorcycle

Honda unveiled their Riding Assist Technology at CES 2017, held in Las Vegas. This technology utilities Honda’s robotics expertise to create a self-balancing motorcycle that considerably reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is stationary.

Taking a tangent from the conventional gyroscope technology, which adds a great deal of weight and alters the riding experience, the Honda Riding Assist motorcycle incorporates technology originally developed for the company’s UNI-CUB personal mobility device.

The Honda UNI-CUB is a self-balancing personal mobility device that enables the seated rider to control speed, move in any direction, and stop simply by shifting body weight. Earlier this year, the company opened the UNI-CUB’s API seeking to facilitate the creation of software that can control the device from a smartphone and other devices, which would expand its value and functionality for people.

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