In the near future, your next Honda will be able to balance itself.

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Honda Motorcycle has showcased its self-riding bike at the 2017 CES. The concept bike shows off Honda’s robotics technology and does so by self-balancing technology which greatly reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest. The concept incorporates technology that was originally developed for the Honda’s UNI-CUB personal mobility device.

The components are more compact and lightweight than the typical gyroscopes used by many personal mobility device manufacturers like Segway and Ninebot. The new Riding Assist tech has numerous applications, from forming a foundation for autonomous motorcycles to helping disabled riders that want to get back on the saddle.

In a global debut at CES 2017, Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology, which includes the original UNI-CUB, its new NeuV autonomous ride-sharing vehicle and Safe Swarm inter-vehicle connectivity system. These technologies form Honda’s new Cooperation Mobility EcoSystem.

The President & CEO of Honda Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsumoto said “Since our founding,Honda has focused on creating technologies that help people.” He also stated that their goal is to showcase a future technology path that redefines future mobility experience. The self balancing bike is still in concept stage, but can be seen in the near future on a commercial motorcycle which can change the future of riding a bike.

The basic way in which it works is that it uses compact electric motors, disconnecting the handlebars and coordinating their movement to its operation at speeds under 5 km/hr. It also has an electric motor in the front wheel hub that allows it to move by itself, so you could feasibly whistle for it to come pick you up like a horse in an old cowboy flick, or just fool your friends with its ghost riding moves.

Honda Self Balancing Bike

– The Self Balancing Bike will be a boon for short and old riders
– The Bike uses electric motors in place of the traditional gyroscope
– These bikes can change the way we ride

Honda Self Riding Motorcycle
The self-balancing bike gets compact electric motors
Honda Riding Assist
The new technologies form Honda’s Cooperation Mobility Ecosystem