In the current scenario, autonomous and electric cars/bikes are trending in the automobile sector. Moreover, global automakers are unveiling their new concepts with groundbreaking technologies to bring revolutionary changes in mobility sector. Taking the first step, Honda has unveiled the new bike concept called 'Riding Assist-e', a self-balancing and self-riding bike before its world premiere at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
Honda Riding Assist-e Features
The Honda Riding Assist-e features Honda’s unique balance control technology that was based on the humanoid robot research. It has an advanced feature like automatic self-balancing at very low speeds thus reducing rider load. This model makes riding easier and more fun making Honda's vision of enjoying a carbon-free society into reality. The new Riding Assist-e is powered by electric motor and uses the Honda NC700's frame.
According to Honda, the bike comes with a rear-facing radiator and an open-panel battery. It is essentially shaft-driven with a single-sided swingarm. This is the only bike that runs on robotics instead of gyroscopes. It is the second model in the Honda's future bike model concepts. Earlier, Honda showcased the same technology featured bike, Honda Riding Assist at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.
The new concept helps the young or old people who can't balance the heavy bikes. It also eases out the fear and anxiety for the first time riders by balancing itself at low speeds amid traffic. With these new technologies, the auto industry is gearing up towards increasing safety and comfort making mobility on wheels a more friendly affair.