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CES 2017: Honda Riding Assist motorcycle balances itself

CES 2017: Honda Riding Assist motorcycle balances itself image

Inigo S. Roces / Honda | January 09, 2017 18:10

New tech part of Cooperative Mobility EcoSystem

In the near future, your next Honda motorcycle will be able to balance by itself. This new technology was demonstrated as CES 2017 in Las Vegas in the form of Honda's Riding Assist motorcycle.

The concept bike shows off Honda's robotics technology and does so by self-balancing technology which greatly reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest. The concept incorporates technology originally developed for the Honda's UNI-CUB personal mobility device. The components are more compact and lightweight than the typcial gyroscopes used by many personal mobility device manufacturers like Segway and Ninebot.

Watch the video below to see Honda's Riding Assist motorcycle balance itself with a rider onboard, as well as demonstrate its own “follow” feature.

 

The new Riding Assist tech has numerous applications, from a forming a foundation for autonomous motorcycles to helping disabled riders that want to get back in the saddle.

In a global debut at CES, Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology, which include the original UNI-CUB, its NeuV autonomous ride-sharing vehicle, and Safe Swarm intervehicle connectivity system. These technologies form Honda's new Cooperative Mobility EcoSystem — Honda's vision of future mobility.