The people mover has gotten an upgrade: On Tuesday, Honda announced its new Uni-Cub, a personal mobility device that lets you glide around the office or the aquarium perched comfortably on what looks like a trash compactor on wheels.
Like the Segway, the Uni-Cub allows the rider to control it simply by shifting her weight forward, backward or side to side.
Unlike the Segway, it is small enough to be used indoors.
A promotional video for the Uni-Cub shows thin attractive people using it to glide down office hallways, and in and out of elevators.
It looks very elegant, but one wonders why these thin attractive people need a mobility device in the first place.
Another prize point for Honda -- when sitting on a Uni-Cub the rider is just below eye level of most pedestrians and just above eye level of someone seated on a normal chair.
"This configuration promotes harmony between the rider and others, letting the rider travel freely and comfortably inside facilities among moving people," the company said in a news release.