Electric mobility is not a novelty nowadays, maybe because we know (or at least we expect) that the mobility market aims for a greener future. But the thing is that the emphasis on innovative breakthroughs is shifting from electric-power ㅡwhich is already given for grantedㅡ towards disruptive design.
And that’s where the Honda Baiku concept makes an appearance. Designed by Nacho Alfonso García, the Honda Baiku is a futuristic monowheel vehicle that promises to be the next stage of urban mobility, succeeding the current trends of electric scooters and skates.
Thanks to a gyroscope and accelerometers sensors, the Honda Baiku delivers a self-balancing functionality which gives riders the possibility to move within the city’s narrow streets with no difficulty. Furthermore, the single-wheeled electric vehicle is provided with a retractable flat seat that can be pushed into the chassis to save space when parked.
The unorthodox, boxy design is topped with LED array headlights for better night visibility and a high-end operational display that covers the entire unit from the upper to the lower frame. The Baiku’s display shows all the technical information about the rider’s journey, as well as smartphone-connected apps.
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