A unique fusion of rider and vehicle, the U3-X makes new strides in the advancement
of human mobility.
ASIMO Balance Control Technology
Technology developed from research
into walking and balance for ASIMO provides the U3-X with balance and free movement
in all directions, just as in human walking. Any change in the incline of the U3-X
caused by a rider’s weight shift is analyzed to determine the rider's intention
in terms of direction and speed. Precise control then returns the device to an upright
position. The effect is smooth, agile movements and simple operation simply by shifting
Honda Omni Traction Drive System
The Honda Omni Traction Drive System
is the world’s first wheel structure that enables movement in all directions. Multiple
small-diameter motor-controlled wheels are connected in-line to form one large-diameter
wheel. Rotating the large-diameter wheel moves the U3-X forward and backward, while
rotating the small-diameter wheels moves it side-to-side. Combining these movements
causes the U3-X to move diagonally.
Compact and Innovative Design
Weighing in at less than 22 pounds, the U3-X is lightweight and portable. The carbon fiber body-cover
doubles as the support frame and also houses the foldable seat and foot rests when
not in use.