April 2, 2012 - Making its debut in France, Honda will present the U3-X Personal Mobility Concept during the exhibition, "GETTING AROUND: City, mobility and architecture" being held at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine (Museum of architecture and national heritage) from April 4 to August 26, 2012.
U3-X is a unique device developed by Honda’s Fundamental Research and Development Centre. It represents an entirely new form of mobility and demonstrates a new step towards a perfect fusion between man and machine.
Inspired by ASIMO's ability to find its own balance point, U3-X can stand upright by controlling its center of gravity. A mono-wheel traction structure, Honda’s Omni Traction Drive System, enables the U3-X to move freely and smoothly in all directions; the rider needs only to lean their upper body to shift their weight and thus control the direction of travel.
U3-X was designed by Honda to be used completely intuitively by people in settings such as in museums, airports or shopping centers.
The exhibition "GETTING AROUND" will demonstrate to visitors how living-spaces have been developed and structured, to enable people to easily move around, using all the diverse modes of transportation that have been invented in the past 150 years.
The U3-X concept of personal mobility, has captured the attention of the organizers and will be exhibited in the sequence "Man in Motion", which will show how humans always carry with them the tools for their autonomy.
Free-flowing, unrestricted movements to replicate the mobility of human walking
Length x width x height (mm): 315 x 160 x 650 mm
Weight: 10 kg
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Autonomy: 1 hour
For more information: www.honda.fr/U3-X/
From April 4 to August 26, 2012
CITE DE L’ARCHITECTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE (Museum of architecture and heritage)
1, Place du Trocadéro, 75116 Paris
For more information: www.citechaillot.fr