Honda announced Honda Xcelerator research and development that will provide resources to technology innovators to help rapidly develop prototypes at the opening of the Silicon Valley R&D center. Honda also announced a API to control the cute unicycle-like mobility seat that moves like a Segway, the UNI-CUB.
Honda’s Silicon Valley unit be responsible for Honda Xcelerator to help innovato commercialize breakthrough technologies, faster.
The program provides funding for proof-of-concept prototyping and the opportunity to work directly alongside Honda engineers in Silicon Valley in a collaborative workspace, as well as pairing with Honda mentors.
Innovators will also have the opportunity to pitch their technologies to Honda business units globally once their prototypes are developed.
Interested innovators should visit the new Honda Xcelerator website to learn more.
Honda announced the upcoming release of a remote API for the Honda UNI-CUB, a unique personal mobility device that features Honda’s original balance control technology and an omni-directional driving wheel system.
Beginning in the fall, this new remote API will allow developers to control UNI-CUB from external devices and develop new use cases for UNI-CUB. The UNI-CUB API will be released by the Honda Developer Studio.