Honda has announced plans to showcase an updated UNI-CUB personal mobility device next week at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan.

Honda has announced plans to showcase an updated UNI-CUB personal mobility device next week at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan.

After the initial concept was shown May last year Honda conducted a series of tests through a demonstration program in Japan organized in collaboration with the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Based on the findings and user feedback they have made some revisions to the UNI-CUB.

The UNI-CUB β is now lighter than its predecessor as it tips the scales at 25 kg (55.1 lbs) and has adopted a lower seating position (now at 620mm). Honda improved the design and materials of the concept and they also consider the level of usability has been increased.

Honda says the updated UNI-CUB comes with a lithium-ion battery and can reach a maximum speed of 6 km/h (3.7 mph). The battery pack has enough juice to last for about 6 km (3.7 miles) or 1.5 hours when used at a speed of 4 km/h (2.5 mph).

The UNI-CUB Beta will be offered for testing purposes to various organizations and businesses in Japan via a fee-based leasing program to test the production feasibility of the product.

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