Why Autonomous Cars Could Be The Change Disabled People Need

For Americans with mobility impairments, just getting around can be a challenge. Public transit that accommodates for the disabled is inconsistent and even non-existent in some places. Purchasing an adaptive van can be as expensive as a supercar. But autonomous cars may provide an affordable and radical solution. » 3/13/15 1:46pm 3/13/15 1:46pm

Ford's Grand Plan For 'Mobility' Is Co-Opting Other People's Ideas

Ford CEO Mark Fields took to the stage of the Consumer Electronics Show to give a buzzword-laden talk about mobility and where Ford fits in. Its big ideas? Parking apps, parking snitch apps, and lots of car sharing. » 1/06/15 1:40pm 1/06/15 1:40pm

Are These the Self-Driving Cars of the Future?

This Map Shows Which American Cities Have The Most Miserable Commutes

Even if you really, really love cars, there's not much to love about being stuck in a car for more than an hour as you inch along in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Some places are worse about this than others, and now, thanks to WNYC, you can see who in America has the worst commute. » 10/06/14 10:02am 10/06/14 10:02am

What People Actually Mean When They Talk About 'Mobility'

'Mobility' is a bit of a no-context buzzword these days and every transportation expert, city planner, and crazy architect uses it like the word will rain grant money down on their project like pixie dust. Here's what they actually mean when they say it. » 5/14/14 2:00pm 5/14/14 2:00pm

The World's First Flat-Pack Truck Can Be Assembled By Hand In 12 Hours

This is the OX. It's got a center seat like a McLaren F1, and can seat up to 13 people or carry eight 44 gallon drums or three pallets. Designed to get Africa moving, it's so simple that the company says three people can build one in 11.5 hours using only normal tools and skills. » 5/15/13 3:36pm 5/15/13 3:36pm

This Amazing Device Just Made Wheelchairs Obsolete For Paraplegics

The young man in this video looks like he's riding a Segway. But Yusuf Akturkoglu was paralized after falling from a horse five years ago, and he's being mobilized by an amazing device invented by Turkish scientists. It's going to change lives. » 3/19/12 1:15pm 3/19/12 1:15pm

Honda takes unicycle to a more boring level

Comfort and safety are the top features when it comes to buying a new car, so in an attempt to make its U3-X personal mobility device more consumer-friendly, Honda has improved both those aspects in its new Uni-Cub concept. » 12/13/11 12:30pm 12/13/11 12:30pm

Honda Shows Off New Plastic Gluteus Exercise Machine

Honda has continued to attempt advanced walking-assist devices, though few have been as awkwardly displayed as the Honda Ass-imo...err...Walking Assist Device with Stride Management. » 10/21/09 12:00pm 10/21/09 12:00pm

The Future Of Disabled Mobility Tech

Mobility technology has historically been limited to wheelchairs. But the aging global population is leading companies like Honda and Panasonic to envision new technology combining robotics and even mind control to give mobility-limited individuals freedom. Here's what to expect. » 9/30/09 1:15pm 9/30/09 1:15pm

Honda's New Mobility Device Is a Motorized, Segway-Style Unicycle

The Honda U3-X, the automaker's new personal mobility device, is a boom box-looking one-person unicycle-like scooter for office use, home mobility and travel on sidewalks without interfering with walkers, as seen in the awkward video and gallery below. » 9/23/09 9:45pm 9/23/09 9:45pm

Segway Goes Steampunk With "Legway"

An enterprising inventor decided the Segway was just too advanced and could be pared down to something a bit simpler and a bit more steampunk. The human-powered result's dubbed the Legway. Take that Dean Kamen. » 4/17/09 1:00pm 4/17/09 1:00pm

Exmovere Wearable Chariot Is A Showbot In Disguise

Exmovere hopes to outdo the Honda Walking Assist by offering a Segway-like mobility system to disabled individuals called the Chariot. One problem. It's actually a Showbot entertainment robot costume. » 4/16/09 10:00am 4/16/09 10:00am

Peapod Mobility: Exclusive First Production Images

These are the exclusive first images of the production-intent Peapod Mobility, straight off the assembly line, before it goes to paint. The economy may be gloomy, but we're glad to see the Mobility's still smiley. » 3/09/09 10:30am 3/09/09 10:30am