Hyundai Sets Up New Division For Transformer-Like Cars That Can ‘Wander’ Over Obstacles
Hyundai announced forming a new division that will focus on making transformer-like cars that can wander over obstacles. According to the announcement, the goal is to improve vehicle’s mobility.
The Korean company made the revelation on Tuesday 29th September 2020. According to a CNET report, Hyundai had first demonstrated the concept at CES 2019. Now, it has set up a new division to start making the concept a reality.
The Elevate concept is what the car company called it but it is naming the division, the New Horizons Studio. It will give everyday vehicles a new motion capability which Hyundai terms ‘ultimate mobility’. This will come in form of long leg-like parts where a car’s four wheels are supposed to be.
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Likely, this will make it possible for the vehicles to convey occupants through grounds that are too rugged for wheels. One use could be for rescue missions in places where the human foot will not be able to access and where car tyres cannot surmount.
However, the cars will still be able to function like normal automobiles; rolling on four round wheels. Likely, this ability to transform is why John Suh calls it the ‘transformer-class vehicle’. John Suh is Vice President of Hyundai and he will head the New Horizons Studio.
There is no information about when we are to start expecting the Hyundai transformer-like vehicles. The division will first do all the necessary development work before they begin mass-production (if there will be one). This is because, this kind of concept vehicle may appeal only to people or organisations that have specific needs for them.
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