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Getting Cheeky with the Honda UNI-CUB – a seamless experience

Getting Cheeky with the Honda UNI-CUB – a seamless experience

The Segway failed to set the individual human transporter market alight, but that hasn't stopped other attempts to give your tired legs a rest, and we hopped onboard Honda's UNI-CUB to see how it held up. Revealed last year as the first example of Honda's omni-directional driving wheel technology, the UNI-CUB may look like a stool but it's one that you can pilot almost merely by thinking about it. We rode the electric balancing scooter at the Ericsson Innovation Forums in Tokyo to see what all the fuss was about.

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Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

If ever there was a good reason for Instagram and Vine, Acura teasing the latest NSX prototype doing wicked things around the track ahead of its showroom debut might be the very finest. The car company has already shown us the 2015 NSX sitting pretty at NAIAS 2013 back in January, but a pair of brief videos - which you can see after the cut - give a more aurally-pleasing glimpse of the supercar.

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GM and Honda fuel-cell team sees engines and infrastructure come 2020

GM and Honda fuel-cell team sees engines and infrastructure come 2020

GM and Honda will collaborate on fuel-cell car development, the two companies have confirmed, preparing hydrogen power systems, storage, and refueling infrastructure for a 2020 launch timeframe. The team effort will see GM and Honda work with third-parties on building out networks for hydrogen availability, with the goal being a broadly accessible three-minute refuel. Both companies already have fuel-cell powered cars on the roads, though in limited numbers.

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Honda Walking Assist Device goes into broad hospital trial

Honda Walking Assist Device goes into broad hospital trial

It's been a long while since we first saw Honda's exoskeleton-like Walking Assist Device - 2008, in fact - but the first 100 units are finally strolling into broader service in Japan. 100 of the 2.6kg gadgets, which strap onto the legs and hips so as to help the wearer walk more steadily and with a longer stride, have been deployed as part of a loan program across Japanese hospitals.

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2015 Honda NSX production plans reveal boutique super-hybrid ambitions

2015 Honda NSX production plans reveal boutique super-hybrid ambitions

Honda's reinvention of the NSX, due to return to roads in 2015, will see the hybrid sportscar produced in an equally high-tech $70m US facility, the car company has confirmed. The new Ohio plant - dubbed the Performance Manufacturing Center - will be a boutique arrangement, employing around 100 specifically-skilled experts and sited at the heart of Honda's R&D facility, as the car is finessed from the NSX Concept shown off in January to a highway-ready racer.

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Honda recalls 44,000 Honda Fit Sport vehicles to upgrade security systems

Honda recalls 44,000 Honda Fit Sport vehicles to upgrade security systems

Honda has issued a recall for 43,782 of its 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles all across the United States. The recalls has been issued so that the company can upgrade the vehicles' Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) software. The current software on the 2012-2013 Honda Fits may function improperly, allowing Honda Fits with certain tires to exceed the yaw rates allowed by the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

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Honda recalls 204,500 vehicles over potential shifting problem

Honda recalls 204,500 vehicles over potential shifting problem

Honda has announced plans to recall 204,500 of its CR-V, Odyssey, and Acura RDX vehicles from 2012 and 2013 due to an issue with the braking system. When temperatures drop below freezing, a problem with one component could allow the driver to shift without pressing the brake first, something that hasn't caused any issues, instead being discovered in an internal investigation.

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Some of the top automakers in Japan have been embroiled in the middle of major recalls having to do with the airbags in some of the vehicles they produced. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have all recently issued recalls due to an airbag fault that could lead to improperly inflating airbags in the event of an accident. All three automakers use components for airbags produced by a Japanese manufacturer called Takata Corp.

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Honda announces new City-Brake safety system

Honda announces new City-Brake safety system

One of the most common situations for drivers to have accidents is in low-speed traffic within a city. Drivers become distracted and before you know it rear end collisions happen. A number of automakers around the world have been introducing systems to improve safety and help prevent rear end collisions. Ford has offered this sort of system on some of its vehicles for a while that activates flashing lights, an audible alarm, and then hits the brakes if needed.

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