Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology, which leverages Honda’s robotics technology to create a self-balancing motorcycle that greatly reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest.This version is the gasoline version concept:
How Honda Riding Assist works?
To keep a motorcycle upright, you need a large and heavy gyroscopic device. Also, you also need to keep turning it. However, it will alter the riding experience. So, Honda decided not to use the Gyroscope. Instead, Honda’s device is only the size of a lamp. It can be fitted above the front wheel. When you turn the system on, the motorcycle stays upright even when the rider walks away from it.This version is the electric version concept:
The concept bike Honda built to demonstrate the tech can even silently propel itself along, following its owner through a hallway like an obedient puppy.
Using a combination of radar, cameras and LIDAR – a way to maintain a 3D of the motorcycle and the surroundings, effectively making it an invisible scanner – it acts in a similar way to radar assist cruise control that detects when objects encroach your space.
While it is a concept, the Riding Assist-e looks very close to a production model, meaning we might be seeing features in showrooms in the near future.
Details are sparse right now but features we notice include a chassis that is fully motorcycle based, including the frame, single-sided swingarm, wheels, Bridgestone Battlax sport-touring tires, and Nissan brakes, as well as a linkage-assisted shock and traditional fork. The dash is futuristic, and the throttle is labeled Throttle-By-Wire, while the headlights are in-row LEDs. Check Honda’s website for more info: