Honda's U3-X is the new segway

Earlier this week, Honda unveiled the U3-X, a unicycle-like tilt-operated vehicle that could put the Segway to shame. It's still a prototype, but once commodified it could become a popular mode of transportation in [via TokyoMango]

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11 Responses to Honda's U3-X is the new segway

  1. Adam Fields says:

    This will change the way offices are built.

  2. Alan says:

    Ahhh, they even gave Asimo a cameo!


    I can see uses for that. I worked in a building where it was a one mile walk to lock all of the outside doors and another mile 5 hours later to unlock them. People used to drive a huge ride-on floor scrubber around to do the doors.

  4. Freddie Freelance says:

    It looks like something out of Harry Harrison’s “Stainless Steel Rat” stories! Didn’t the cops in those stories ride one wheeled Gyro-cycles?

  5. Halloween Jack says:

    Looks like it needs a ton of work before it’s anywhere near practical; for one thing, it has about an inch of ground clearance.

  6. Enochrewt says:

    Wow, I want one. To be able to go between computers, the TV and the kitchen to get a drink would be bliss. It’s still going to make me stand up to pee though… Why can’t technology fulfill all of my dreams? *SNIFF*

  7. latent_ravening_ferocity says:

    Very cool. But aimed at the same niche as the Segway: people too lazy to walk or ride a bike, but too healthy for a motorized wheelchair?

  8. monstrinho_do_biscoito says:

    haha, stupid cool.

  9. Dean Putney says:

    I want one for my home office needs. Can I get z axis motion on that too?

  10. hohum says:

    …in where, in where?! :)

  11. dculberson says:

    Anything that manages to make a pretty Japanese lady look dorky is going to be a seriously tough sell. Imagine your average geek on this thing – otherwise rational, level headed people would be rushing to give them a wedgie.

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