Hyundai unveils a concept car that can not only drive, but also walk
Hyundai’s latest concept ‘car’ walks to places it can’t drive
On technological at CES 2019, Hyundai showcased the Elevate concept car, equipped with only wheels, but also with robotic legs, using which will be able to walk on rough terrain at a speed of 5 km / h.
One of the largest automakers claims that the presented model is an part of a project exploring the prospects of movement «out of wheels», and it took three of the year. Automated limbs have six degrees of freedom and are designed for moving in extreme conditions or in emergency situations, for example, overcoming debris after tsunami or earthquake.
SUV new generations will be able climb a wall 1.5 m high or step over a cliff such same length. In addition to application in rescue operations his can use like a normal electric car, and, if necessary, activate additional features. By words Hyundai Vice President John Soo, the vehicle will assist wheelchair users by going straight up to the entrance of the building without having to walk down the stairs.
In the Hyundai Elevate concept, the company proposes to think about a new type of mobility. but, despite the presented model, there are a lot of technological problems that the automaker will have to solve in order to bring the frost to life.