What is the Hyundai Elevate Walking Car Concept?
While some events such as the Los Angeles Auto Show focus on new vehicles, others such as the Consumer Electronics Show focuses on exciting new technologies and innovations. At this year’s event, Hyundai showcased a new vehicle for first responders with their Elevate Walking Car Concept. So, what is the Hyundai Elevate Walking Car Concept? Let’s take a look.
The Hyundai Elevate Walking Car Concept is a vehicle that has both wheels and robotic legs to drive, walk and climb over treacherous terrain that can be caused by natural disasters such as forest fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, etc. This is extremely beneficial for first responders, as the first few days after a natural disaster is the most important time to keep people safe.
The new Elevate Walking Car Concept is the first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle of its kind, taking electric car technology and robotics and combining them to make the most capable off-road vehicle today.
“When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field. They have to go the rest of the way by foot. Elevate can drive to the scene and climb right over flood debris or crumbled concrete. This technology goes well beyond emergency situations – people living with disabilities worldwide that don’t have access to an ADA ramp could hail an autonomous Hyundai Elevate that could walk up to their front door, level itself, and allow their wheelchair to roll right in – the possibilities are limitless.”
-John Suh, Hyundai vice president and head of Hyundai CRADLE