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Honda, Self-balancing Motorcycle 2.0, that self-driving motorcycle has been upgraded!
Release date:2022.01.28

Motorcycle, as we all know, in the case of low speed is the most difficult to control, it would be easy to fall, but the speed up of inertia and tracking makes the vehicle to balance, but for most cyclists play cars, the situation of the lower speed is very common, if you still ride a monster, so the risk of falls or some


At CES and in 2017, Honda released Riding Assist motorcycle robots, and the self-driving following was still amazing. Back then, the technology only assisted balance by moving the front wheels left and right or changing the Angle of the rear. Using much of the technology Honda has accumulated in the biped robot ASIMMO, it eliminates the rear wheel variable mechanism while adding a front wheel balance mechanism

Imagine a motorcycle that stands upright, has no foot support, and when the rider gets on, he can turn at a very low speed of 2km/h without falling. The free-standing bike Riding Assist 2.0, unveiled to the press at Honda's test ground in Tochigi prefecture, is a surprising piece of technology.

Mr. Kazushi Akimoto of Honda R&D, who has worked on biped robots such as ASIMO, is in charge of development. Using robot attitude control, he says, "the balance physics are almost the same for a robot and a motorcycle."

In traditional types, there is strong control over steering, so it is uncomfortable for the rider to intervene when you want to turn. On the other hand, the new model uses servo motors in the rear of the body, using a swing mechanism, so that the rear tire and the body swing left and right. Combined with the front wheel steering control to keep the body balance. It's the same idea that when people are about to fall, they shift their weight to the other side to maintain their balance.



With this mechanism, the body can move freely without affecting the steering. In addition, this balance control is cut off at 20km/h and above. Riding is more natural and does not interfere with the rider's movements.

The technology is still a long way from practical use, but it could improve safety at very low speeds and in conditions such as wet u-turns

In motorcycle the innovative research and development, Honda has not stopped, from his various fusion models we can also see a lot of signs, there are many models like today is not applied to commercial production models, but the motorcycle industry should have rapid development, and sustainable vitality, is should have such constant technical innovation can not be eliminated by times, Expect more hacks from Honda!