Honda unveils new Segway-like vehicle for indoors

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Today, Honda announced the UNI-CUB — personal mobility device that's very similar to the Segway. But unlike the Segway that's mainly used for outdoors, the much smaller UNI-CUB is a one-person scooter for indoor spaces. Honda first announced the personal transpo system back in 2009, and the UNI-CUB that you can see in the video above is the latest update to its design.

The lithium-ion battery-powered machine has a compact design with a seat fashioned like a saddle. Honda claims it's easy enough to balance, but we bet the injured, the sickly, and the elderly who have the most use for something like this would have a hard time getting used to riding it.

The UNI-CUB can move in any direction you choose, no matter where you're facing. To control it, you only need to shift your weight toward one direction or use its smartphone app. While it's not yet ready for release, Honda will be testing the UNI-CUB in June at Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.


This article was written by Mariella Moon and originally appeared on Tecca

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