Honda’s Self-balancing Motorcycle wins Design Innovation Awards!
9th Jan 2017 Source: World Honda
LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2017 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that Honda Riding Assist motorcycle, a concept model of Honda’s self-balancing motorcycle, which was exhibited at the CES 2017, the world’s largest consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow held in Las Vegas from January 5 – 8, 2017, won three awards. The Honda Riding Assist motorcycle won the Best of CES 2017 “Best Innovation” and “Best Automotive Technology” awards as judged by Engadget*1, the official partner of the Best of CES Awards, as well as the Popular Mechanics magazine’s*2 Best of CES “Editors’ Choice Awards.”
In a global debut at CES, Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology, which leverage’s Honda’s robotics technology to create a self-balancing motorcycle that greatly reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest. Rather than relying on gyroscopes, which add a great deal of weight and alter the riding experience as announced by other companies, the Honda Riding Assist incorporates technology originally developed for the company’s UNI-CUB personal mobility device. Honda Riding Assist is Honda’s proposal to make touring and everyday use of motorcycle more fun.
- *1 Engadget is a multi-language technology blog that exhaustively covers topics related to electrical appliances and gadgets.
- *2 Popular Mechanics is a technology magazine that has been covering a broad range of topics including as automobiles, houses, outdoor activities, science and technologies since 1902.