Friday, January 6, 2017

Honda shows prototype motorcycle that balances itself, the Public.en

The technology was developed by the japanese brand for the moments in which the driver is travelling at low speed and is easier than the bike – especially if it is heavy or too high – tipping over to one side.

The system – that was shown at CES in Las Vegas – work at a very low speed, when the vehicle circulates less than five kilometres per hour. In this case, the front wheel is no longer controlled by the handlebar, and began to be managed by a computer. In the case of tilt, the wheel rotates to compensate for the imbalance. The angle of the fork is also changed, so that the bike has a lower center of gravity and is easier to balance. The result is a bike that manages to stay right, even when stop.

The prototype takes advantage of technology used by robot Asimo from Honda, and by the Uni-Cub, a small vehicle unipessoal that resembles a unicycle futuristic. In addition to keep balanced the bike is also able to ride alone (but not in a normal situation of movement).

The technology does not have the data to be introduced in the market.


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