UNI-CUB β http://www.stuff.tv/honda/uni-cub-b/news en-GB UNI-CUB β: Honda's real-life WALL-E mobility chariot http://www.stuff.tv/honda/uni-cub-b-hondas-real-life-wall-e-mobility-chariot/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Auto manufacturer determined to realise the future dystopia seen in Pixar&#039;s sci-fi film </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="899" title="Honda UNI-CUB β" alt="Honda UNI-CUB β" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/UNI%20CUB%20BETA.jpg?1384470728" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not content with creating the ASIMO robot manservant, Honda has taken another step closer to the future dystopia of WALL-E with its newly-revealed UNI-CUB&nbsp;β&nbsp;personal travel pod.</p> <p>The UNI-CUB β, set to be shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show, is the second generation version of Honda's personal mobility device – it's smaller and lighter than the first-gen version, and features a lower seating position.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They see me rollin&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The UNI-CUB β uses an omnidirectional driving wheel system, allowing you to move the device around by leaning in the intended direction of travel. Or, if you don't fancy rocking back and forth, you can control it using a smartphone app. Its Lithium-ion battery provides the juice to propel you at spectacular speeds of up to 3mph for three miles – though you're limited to "barrier-free indoor environments." And stairs are, obviously, out of the question.</p> <p>Honda's planning to offer the UNI-CUB β out to Japanese businesses and organisations to test out demand for the device – though as it is, it's more of a showcase for the ingenuity of its ASIMO engineers than a viable travel machine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/h1BQPV-iCkU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/honda/uni-cub-b-hondas-real-life-wall-e-mobility-chariot/news#comments Honda UNI-CUB β Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:28:30 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429082 at http://www.stuff.tv