Bloomberg reports that because of shifting tariff regulations, and thanks to cheaper import taxes, foreign brands have seen a market share jump from 28 percent to 41 percent over the last two years.This means, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have all capitalized on the shift leaving domestic producers ...
In another attempt to further minimize the use of our legs, Honda created a more sturdy human-mobility assistant in their latest Honda Uni-Cub.
The Uni-Cub seems like the perfect upgrade from their U3-X motorized unicycle. The Uni-Cub gets an improved saddle and sturdy base with an omni-directional drive wheel. The rider simply has to control the Uni-Cub by shifting their weight. Honda says it is "designed for harmony with people," positioning the rider at a relatively similar height as pedestrians, rather than towering over them like a Segway rider.
This unicycle evolution runs on a lithium-ion battery and electric drive and is designed for use indoors. It can hit a top speed of 3.7 miles per hour and has a range of 3.7 miles, which means pretty much any reasonably fit person can outrun and outlast the Uni-Cub.
The device demonstration and testing by Honda will begin in June. In the meantime, check out the video below to see how the latest Segway competitor operates: