If you are one of those people who hates to even take a step, than you are going to love Honda's U3 -X, a personal mobility vehicle that can be used to zip down streets, offices and even inside homes!
Weighing a mere 22lbs, the two-wheeler that resembles a unicycle comes with foldable seats and foot rests, making it extremely portable. It is fitted with a lithium battery that when fully charged, holds enough power to keep cruising for a full hour.
The U3-X has no controls and according to the company does not require any kind of 'training' to ride. Simply sit on it, lean in the direction you wish to go and you will soon be zooming effortlessly to your location.
The easy balance and navigation is made possible by a new technology that Honda has dubbed 'HOT' (Honda Omni Traction) Drive System that enables the driver to control the vehicle with their upper body movements. Also, within the single wheel of the U3-X, lie many small motor-controlled wheels that help it go in different directions easily.
However, before you retire those walking shoes, be warned that this is just a prototype - Honda is still not sure when the U3-X will go into production or, how much it will cost!
sources:Dailymail.co.uk, the designblog.org