At this year's Tokyo Motor Show, Honda unveiled its U3-X personal mobility device that may save some of us from the nasty habit of walking in the future.
Perched on the device, the rider pilots the U3-X just by shifting their weight around. With its single wheel and the Honda Omni Traction Drive System — rather conveniently contracted to HOT Drive System — the U3-X can move forwards, backwards, sideways and diagonally.
The Honda Omni Traction Drive System works by having a whole series of small wheels — the grey wheels with the white dots — that move the U3-X sideways. The small wheels are also chained together allowing the U3-X to go forwards or backwards.