If you happen to be around New York City in the next few days or in Detroit for the SAE World Congress next week, you can check out the Honda's fascinating U3-X in person. The U3-X is personal mobility unicycle that can stabilize itself and propel itself in any direction simply by the rider shifting their weight a bit. Right now, its practical applications are very limited, but there is some pretty cool technology inside, especially the wheel mechanism dubbed Honda Omni Traction (HOT).
We had a chance to try out the U3-X and learn more about it last fall when we visited the Honda R&D center after the Tokyo Motor Show. The U3-X will be at the Marriott Marquis Hotel until March 8 and then in Detroit from April 13 to 15.