Hyundai bringing 'walking' vehicle prototype to CES 2019
Hyundai ‘Elevate’ Walking Car Concept (Hyundai)
Published Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:54AM EST
We're no stranger to the unique concept vehicles that show up at CES 2019 every year; it's not very often, though, that a company creates a completely new vehicle category to show off like Hyundai plans to this year.
On Thursday Hyundai announced that the company will be using next week's CES 2019 to present a robotic EV prototype that will "take people where no vehicle has been before."
To satisfy this claim, Hyundai developed Elevate, a vehicle with four robotic legs complete with wheels as feet to drive, walk, and even climb across and over treacherous terrain.
From the image provided, the vehicle's legs look to have a nearly full range of motion which allows it to be stable on rocky terrain. To simplify, the EV, intended by Hyundai to "redefine our perception of vehicular mobility," looks more like a four-legged spider with a couple extra joints in its extremities than an ATV.
Elevate will be featured during Hyundai's CES 2019 press conference on Monday at 3pm.